I am not animating for the web but for video and don't really understand or use ActionScript or runtime. I just need an animation that I can import into and composite in either After Effects or edit in Final Cut. It would be helpful to explain that only Graphic Symbols will play on the main timeline, not Movie Clip Symbols. What a headache it was finding this out through other sources.
I'll try to help you. If you want to only create animation, then create animation, you don't have to use ActionScript for that. But how to create animations, and use of Tween etc, you will have to learn that on your own as that we can't teach you here writing text, it would be too long to explain.
But if you're working with After Effects or Final Cut then this shouldn't be a problem for you.
Is there a way to create/delete armature at runtime? Or split an armature into two separate or join two separate ones into a single one? For example I want to create a cutting rope simulation. So a single rope made using IK Armature, when cut should split into two halves? Can it be done using AS3 for IK?