Came across this today...http://www.adobe.com...imate_character.html
If you've got a free hour it's worth looking at to get a good idea of animating a character in flash.
I'm pleased to see that what I did is pretty much the right way of doing it. I had been wondering if I was doing things the wrong/slow way but if it's good enough for Chris George then it's good enough for me. (check out his website www.mudbubble.com
or blog www.keyframer.com
He does have a few good tips that I think will help the next version of cody's animation.
i may dig deeper into flash and actionscript and will post my findings here - if they seem of worth.
here's the link to the cody animation pack i did http://www.donationc...88.msg46862#msg46862
i'll probably use that same thread to post updates to the cody animation that can then be downloaded and used by anyone.