Did you set Active object 1 to be a global object? To automatically have changes made to the object carry over to all the frames it is in you need to have it be a global object.
Originally Posted by Scynscyn
1. Create two frames like you said, and create Active object 1 in the first frame.
2. Set Active object 1 to be a global object.
3. In frame 1 create the event
4. Copy Active object 1 and paste it into frame 2 (or any additional frame you want)
New Objects : Create Active at (#,#) layer #
5. Copy the Never Create event from frame 1 and paste it into the events of frame 2 (or any additional frame you want).
6. (If you want the object to remain physically present and visible within the frame, you can skip this step.) In frame 2, select the Active object 1 that you pasted in step 4 and delete it. It will no longer be physically present in the frame, but should still be listed in the frames list of objects as well as in the event editor for frame 2. In the event editor of frame 2, Active object 1 should still be listed in the Never Create event and NOT have a shortcut arrow in the corner of its image. As long as you do not delete this event from the events of frame 2, Active object 1 will technically be present in frame 2.
7. Go back to frame 1 and add some alterable values to the Active object 1 physically present in the frame.
8. Go to frame 2 and click on Active object 1 in the frames list of objects to view its properties (or if you did not delete it in step 6, simply select the object inside frame 2). You should see that it contains the new alterable values or other changes you made to it in frame 1.