Object | +-flash.geom.Matrix public class Matrix extends Object
The flash.geom.Matrix class represents a transformation matrix that determines how to map points from one coordinate space to another. By setting the properties of a Matrix object and applying it to a MovieClip or BitmapData object you can perform various graphical transformations on the object. These transformation functions include translation (x and y repositioning), rotation, scaling, and skewing.
Together these types of transformations are knows as affine transformations. Affine transformations preserve the straightness of lines while transforming, and parallel lines stay parallel.
To apply a transformation matrix to a movie clip, you create a flash.geom.Transform ...