creating a "running ants" effect in flash


i have a series of dashes that i want to animate in flash similar to running ants or the marquee tool in photoshop.

Image attached .

How can i do this?

Thanks dashes
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Here's a start, maybe?

This is done by editing the properties of the dashed line. Select the line, properties panel, stroke, style, click the pencil, then alter the dash length and space length.

Example attached.

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The shape that you want to have the marquee effect applied to: is it something that's already drawn in Flash or something that you're creating via ActionScript?
You can define dashes in Stroke class
Have you seen this example ?
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