I have a flash movie that I would like to turn into a clip so I can bring the finished animation into another movie. I tried just importing the SWF file but that didn't work.. I don't know if it is because I have variables in the root level that control the animation..

Any ideas on how to accomplish this? I know I could make a new clip and copy the frames from the root level into the clip but I'd have to change a bunch of variable references in the other clips and what not so I'd like to find an easier way to do this.