Solved

Text arching

Posted on 2006-06-20
3
321 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I'm having a problem getting my text to transform to look like this:  http://www.mccullough-net.com/teamname.jpg
I'm especially having a problem with gradients whereby if I start with a gradient in the center it does the arch one way, if I start with the gradient on top is does the arch another way, even though I am trying to do the same arch effect.  In photoshop or illustrator you control the gradient! like direction, from inward to outward or outward to inward, up to down, down to up, left to right , right to left.  There doesnt seem to be a way to do that in Flash.  Does anyone have an suggestions or ideas.
0
Comment
Question by:iceman19330
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16943957
Do you want to achieve it using actionscript or just want it at design time

Rgds
Aneesh
0
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Aneesh Chopra earned 500 total points
ID: 16944177
download this sample, it shows how to arc text or dynamic text using displacement filter actionscript

http://www.4shared.com/file/2134317/3ad00a97/displaccliparc.html

run the swf and click on text to see the arched text

actually curved text is based on "mask" movieclip gradiant, try modifying the gradiant and see how curved text changes according to the gradiant.

I mean to say, you can give any shape to text using above script, if you can create appropriate gradiant.
0
 

Author Comment

by:iceman19330
ID: 16944864
I am not getting appropriate gradient because gradient tool has limited feature, it is not as flexible as photoshop or illustrator.  Is there a better way to get the gradient tool to work in Flash?
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Recently, I was asked to recommend a tracking system to be implemented on a clients website. As the entire site was built on flash, my first thought was to suggest custom built tracking system. However, our company at that point of time didn't h…
I have found that much of my time doing support ends up being a constant repetition of the same steps to different people.  Early on I stated using web pages with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to alleviate most of the burden.  Sometimes this jus…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to set there setting in Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and YouTube for optimal video and audio quality.
This Micro Tutorial will teach to how to utilize bit rate in Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder.

808 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