I'm working on animating a pie chart. I've started with a hypothetical 60% chunk. Here's the fla... it's pretty simple, but in order to mask more than 180 degrees I had to use a movie clip for a mask, which seems to work fine but for one small thing... no matter how many timelines I put a stop action on, I get a repeating flicker that looks like looping to me at the end.

I've got a stop at the end of every timeline involved – even single-frame ones. I've put a trace on all these as well to make sure they're being hit, and they are.

Maybe my brain fell out, but I can see no earthly reason for the flicker on the swf upon export. I suspect the cause is simple, and am prepared to feel like an idiot (too late). Please, experts, tell me what is up here!


EDIT: Here is a link to the swf:


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  • Forgive me, I'm new here. I've provided a download link to the source file, which I presumed would have to be seen and tested to see and find the issue. What is the preferred way of showing the swf? Another link?
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    Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 15:50

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Your movie clip 'piechartmask1' has a blank keyframe at the end of its timeline, and that's why it is disappearing (flickering out). You could shorten the symbol to be only a single frame in duration; it would then not need an actions layer or a stop command and would persist indefinitely.

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