On mouse event

When trying to make a movie fade in and out on mouse event, mouse even option is dimmed out. I am only able to enable frame actions, not object actions. How would I enable the object actions to allow me to do a mouse event. I have tried to place the movie in a scene, and still it wouldnt work. Please help.

I don’t really know what I am talking about, but to enable object actions in frame actions you type _root.myMovieClip right before the action you are trying to use.

Note: Replace myMovieClip with the Instance name of your movie clip.

So if you are changing the alpha of an object named ball the syntax would go something like

_root.ball._alpha = 50

this will make the movie clip “ball” be at alpha 50%