First off, forgive me - I'm a complete newbie to programming (except for assembly language, and other ancient programming languages, many moons ago). My question is this: in the Mona Lisa tutorial the boxes (to put the pieces of the puzzle in) are made to be an "instance" (not sure if I'm using the term correctly), which, in my mind, is like a family (then you can assign different attributes if you want). However, the puzzle pieces are brought in as an animation, and then the animation speed is set to zero (so it's not an animation at all).
I guess I need to know:
1) do instance images have to be the same? Example, if I have monsters, do they all have to be copies of each other, so they don't look different - they just act different (where you can set variables)?
2) by using animation for the Mona Lisa pieces, is that a way to easily treat them as a "family" so that they can share behaviors? And that allows you to have different images that are in one class?