Okay, I keep creating movie clips that fade in and fade out, no problem. But, when I want to select an item that has an alpha value of zero (totally transparent), Animate won't let me. Is there a way to select an object through using a keyframe click, or am I supposed to just kill the tween and keyframe and start over?
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Geeze, I love it when I answer my own questions! Turns out that the graphic I was attempting to select was in a locked folder. Using the Subselect Tool did the trick. Movin' on.....
If you mean in the Adobe Animate stage, the alpha doesn't affect whether the object can be selected. If you click where the object is, or click and drag around the area, the object will be selected.
If you mean that at runtime a zero alpha object won't receive mouse events, then that would mean you are using HTML5 Canvas, and that is a known limitation. Make sure to never go below 1 (out of 100 that is) if you want the object to be clickable. Or, if you just need an invisible button over something, make it be a Button symbol, and in the Up, Over, and Down frames have nothing, and in the Hit frame draw a shape that will be the clickable area.