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water ripple effect through actionscript

Posted on 2006-06-23
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Hi all,

    I need some help with creating a water ripple effect.

    I have succesfully created a ripple effect through the timeline using masks but my problem is that i am creating dynamic movieclips on the stage

    each loading a random photo (jpg). Because they are random dynamic photos I cannot create masks as I normally do for static photos.

    So if anyone knows anyway of applying a ripple effect to a movieclip with dynamic jpg being loaded, I would greatly appreciate the help.

    Thanks.

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by:Montoya
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Hmm.. I havent tried it, and I don't have an answer for you doing it w/ actionscript (although I'd love to have the time to try it). However, it seems to mee that if you had a tween that was transparent enough, you could put anything underneath it by doing the mask dinamically. In other words, you would have the imported picture on the stage twice: Once for display and once for dynamic masking. Does that make sense? ....just food for thought.

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by:TheRookie32
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Cant you load the pictures underneath a water ripple effect mc?

http://www.freehandsource.com/_test/ripple.html
http://www.entheosweb.com/Flash/ripple_circle.asp

That way each would appear to have the ripple effect?  unless the pics are all different sizes...
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Aneesh Chopra earned 500 total points
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Ripple effect can be genereated using "DisplacementMapFilter" of Flash 8 actionscript

here I have uploaded a sample with source FLa,
download it here:
http://www.4shared.com/file/2194389/461a8478/waterripples.html

Rgds
Aneesh
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by:BiTRaTE2600
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Thanks Aneesh
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