Using setTransform() on movieclips causing them to not move in animation

In a recent project of mine, I use setTransform() and a color picker to change the color of certain movieclips that are located in one parent movieclip. All movieclips inside this parent movieclip are supposed to take part in an animation, but after applying setTransform() to them they simply stay still when they animation plays while the movieclips that have not been applied with setTransform() move as they are supposed to. Please do not provide alternate methods of changing color; I can only use setTransform() and cannot change anything with the movieclips. Is there anyway to make the movieclips actually move when applied with setTransform()?