Hi, I've got a Flash animation due soon, it's mostly complete but I'm having a few technical issues which may be pretty simple.

- Firstly I have all these graphic symbols for animation, I'd like for them to fade out without the transparencies of the lines making it look messy, the lines and uneven transparencies reveal the layers, pretty ugly. The result I'd like would be a clean flat fade. Would changing the symbol to a movie clip be the best option? Because I'm having trouble with that too.

- I understand you can't blur a graphic symbol, but rather only a movie clip. The problem I'm having with this is that the Movie Clip won't animate, and I can't control which frames of animation it starts on, loops, plays, etc.

Any help would be much appreciated