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Symbol does not have Styles and Effects?

Problem: Symbol invisible and has no Styles and Effects.
Saola Animate version: v3
OS: win10
Notes:

I’ve converted the “dolphin” in project “boat-sea” to a symbol,
then export it as a file named " symbol-dolphin.saolasym".

then I opened a new project, and add it from file to Resources pane,
then drag this “symbol-dolphin” onto the canvas, something strange happened:

O1) it is selectable but invisible, why?
Q2) it has no Styles and Effects properties, what happened?
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Please help,
Afei

Hi,

I’m not sure what happened with your project
Could you please take a look at this video to make sure that you perform the correct steps:

Regards,
Yen

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I’ve done as your demo



Two thing strange:
1) the symbol and its exported file is actually named “symbol-dolphin”
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but its name change to “small boat” automatically,
although it looks like a dolphin.

2) as you can see, after this “symbol-dolphin” drag onto the canvas,
it becomes invisible, but it is selectable,
so I can select it then choose “Edit symbol”,
then see that it is really a “dolphin”.

3) I found something another, this dolphin contains many timeline settings:


I don’t know how to explain it, but it is strange for users.

Q) Dose a symbol can contain any thing (event, action, multiple timeline, keyframes)?

Regards,
Afei

Hi Afei,

We have a tutorial about how to convert and use symbols that you can refer to:

In short, symbol is a child document of a project. It also has full components (such as scenes, independent timelines, interactive capabilities…) like the main document. To edit a symbol, you can double-click or right-click it and select Edit Symbol as guided in the video.

the symbol and its exported file is actually named “symbol-dolphin” but its name change to “small boat” automatically, although it looks like a dolphin.

It seems that you accidentally selected both “dolphin” and “small boat” and converted them to a symbol.
That’s why the issue happens as you described.

We have many tutorials about how to use each feature in Saola Animate in this page:

Hope it will help provide you with useful information.

Regards,
Yen

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