Things you will need to teach yourself to make this happen:
- How Flash buttons work, specifically Over states
- How to nest movieclips inside button states
- How to stop all playing sounds in a Canvas document
l have a layer that is changed to movie clip that goes the whole length of the animation.
and have action coding that goes
myLocalThis01 = this;
do I need a transparent rectangle in the movie clip layer for it to work?
The whole point of using a button is that you DON'T need any of that code. Flash/Animate handles it for you automatically. You put the static image in the Up frame and the animated movieclip in merged Over and Down frames.