I'd like to zoom in on some detail in my animation/presentation on the stage-- One way I know to do this is by creating a container mc that holds all the contents, then scale that mc up to simulate a zoom-- but then I lose my layers on the individual assets. Is there a smarter way to do this?
Scaling is the means for zooming. I don't know what you mean when you say you lose your layers on the individual assets, but you can scale individual assets as well if you create them as movieclip objects.
I meant to say that if I have 10 objects on stage, each on a separate layer,
then create a container mc to hold them all-- the new mc (and all content)
gets placed on a single layer. I guess I was a bit confused earlier,
thinking that I would really need to retain the original layers-- I
suppose it's not really necessary-- but it makes editing more of a chore....