thank you gumshoe2029 and 99instances2go for sharing your capx solutions with me.
gumshoe2029, i think i many not be using your capx correctly; because the zoom effect is not smooth and the jump from location to location seems with too big of a gap.
99insances2go, your capx was more with what i had in mind (the side to side and top/down parrallax is smooth)...but does not seem to have the zoom in-and-out fx...can you please share a modified capx to include a zoom in-and-out effect based on the characters location? i will do the same using your capx, but wanted to compare my solution with yours to see which is more efficient/intuitive.
thank you both for taking the time to help me, i will be sure to include both of you in my game's credits...if you'd like me to include an email address also, please let me know.