What are some good ways to animate with code, examples, advice and tutorials would be appreciated please
Look into using TweenLite for starters. There should be plenty of tutorials and examples around, both where you go to acquire it and thru a Google search.
TweenMax / Lite is the best tweening package there is for Flash - go to http://www.greensock.com for example and such done with it. Flash and math.com also have many good examples: http://www.flashandmath.com/
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