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alpha tweening with text

Posted on 2000-04-18
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why does'nt this work ????
i write some text, then convert it into a symbol (graphik or movie, same results), make a tween of 10 frames with setting the alpha to 0 at the last picture. in the developping environment that works fine. but with ctrl+enter, nothing happens .
aaagghh. what can i do ????
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Question by:geoka
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by:timpeters
ID: 2728194
Text is a little different than most symbols.  At the first frame and the last frame, you need to select the symbol you are converting and hit Ctl-B twice.  That will break the symbol up and it will tween then.
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by:Tarraq
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timpeters,

You're absolutely right, but your answer only apply to an example where you'd want to shape tween the text, and in this case you'd only want to fade it.

Geoka,
you can do it by converting the text into an object ( Press F8 ), and then create a normal motion tween, with the only difference between the two last key frames would be an alpha value of 100% and 0%.

- Tarraq
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the reason your text won't alpha tween in the finished SWF movie is because you either a) used a device font (_sans, _serif, or _typewriter), or b) you used a text field instead of a type block.

in these above scenarios, the alpha tweening will work in the editor, but won't work in the finished movie. this is because none of the above includes font information in the SWF file, so the Flash Player can't tween it.

the solution - use a font by name, and don't use a text field (in case you did).

a good TechNote for this, as well:

http://www.macromedia.com/go/14171

hope this helps -

68k
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by:geoka
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i use a device-font, right. i'll have a look wheter it works with arial. thx.
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