This is a very specific question. I suspect there is no solution, but I'll try anyway. See this simple character:
At the shoulders, the outlines of the arms and body overlap. I want to prevent this. Actually, I know how to prevent it: putting the outline on a group or layer that includes all of the elements I want outlined.
However, this character will be animated in Flash, and the last time I tried this trick, after importing the character in Flash, I had the unpleasant surprise of the border becoming a separate object, hard or impossible to animate properly. Plus, whenever the arm would be close to the body, the outline between them disappeared, which isn't desirable.
So I'm looking for a way to get outlines that make sense (the outline of the arm appearing, except at the shoulder) no matter how I animate a character. I hope I'm overlooking a solution.
Additional note: Both Illustrator and Flash are version CC 2014.