it doesn't sound like you're using any actionscript (other than gotoAndStop) in that setup.
that's really what I'm asking, is if there is any such AS to do this.... I would normally do it just using CSS & HTML, but I have to keep it all contained within one page, I can't click to a new page from the opening scene to show the sub category of graphics. I figured I could set the opening scene up easily with a goto frame label 'category 1'.... then at category one is where I need to figure out what to do to swap the images....
If I keep it very simple with no fade effects or anything, yes I could just jump to a frame and back, and so on.... Instead of animating all the different elements, is there a way to activate an instance of a mc, like a white to transparent fade, and just have that animate in place and out, chaning the images in a layer below it while it's in place? I'm really green to AS so I may be talking outta my ear on this,
your feedback is greatly appreciated.
use attachMovie() and removeMovieClip() to add and remove your large image. you can use the flash tween class or one of the 3rd party tween classes to transition from the previous large image to the next one.