I think making an animation from scratch, especially if you don't have much of an animation experience.
In any case, in terms of realistic presentation, nothing can compare with real video. So, your idea of filming load washing is pretty wholesome. You can have three videos with different cloth. Then make machines windows on the image transparent and place your videos behind this image with cut off windows and loop videos indefinitely. This would be the easiest way to accomplish your task.
That is pretty much the idea I had....I mean putting cut out windows on all three front panels and have different wash videos behind looping. But I was wondering which features (menu specific) I should use in order to do that. In other words is there a more specific path I should take in order to do this.
It's true I do not have much flash training, but I do have quite a bit of computer and software training (lots of music and video studio tech experience & making websites and all) so I guess I'll just do what I usually do: dive in and figure it out.
But if anyone out here can guide my effort I would surely appreciate it.
But thanks Andrei1, for at least now I know it's "doable".
STEP 1 make an empty canvas to create a teacher your animation if one is not presently available.
STEP 2 create a circle/vector on the image using the draw tool.
STEP 3 insert your picture.
STEP 4 ROTATE the image vector 6 radians per second around the center.
(Additional) simple water stock clipart to represent the wash cycle starting.