Solved

alpha tweening with text

Posted on 2000-04-18
4
2,806 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
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 ????
0
Comment
Question by:geoka
4 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:timpeters
Comment Utility
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.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Tarraq
Comment Utility
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
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
68k earned 50 total points
Comment Utility
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:geoka
Comment Utility
i use a device-font, right. i'll have a look wheter it works with arial. thx.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

This is a very simple example to help those of you who are still migrating from AS2 to AS3 understand the redesigned event model in AS3. In AS2.0, event functions (that is, the function to be performed when an event is fired) were stored as a pro…
Sometimes you know that one object has a specific child in it, but you can't find the child. This happened to me when I was trying to code some actionScript to make a toolbar work with its embedded buttons.  My partner had created the toolbar usi…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a basic motion tween animation in Flash Open a new document in Flash: Draw/import an image: Press CTRL + F8 to convert it into a graphic symbol: Select a frame (how long you want the tween to last): …
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to live broadcast using Flash Media Live Encoder and connecting it to YouTube to broadcast. Log into your Youtube account, choose live stream settings, start live stream from Flash Media Live Enc…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now