i read the thread that Jefinho posted, called "Amazing line-drawing-effect" and my question may be similar, but not quite. the responses posted had links to examples that are different from what i want to do.
this is a quick b-day card i made for my cousin: http://geocities.com/flashbirthdaycard/
see the line effect, before the car appears? i've seen that effect in tons of places. i did my keyframe by keyframe...stupid; i'm sure there has to be a way to make this very simple (but "Amazing") effect with actionscript.
please let me know.