Flash MX 2004 Mask set within button doesn't render when published

Posted on 2007-08-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I can't believe I cannot find any help on this, no matter what combination of search terms I try. Gawd.

Anyway, simply put: I set a mask on a layer within a button in FLash MX 2004. The mask operates properly in the editing view, but when I publish.test, the mask doesn't work - that is, the mask appears as a solid shape and the layer is not masked.

If I change the object to a movie type, it will work.

Just an inherent bug or limitation in Flash? Surely wouldn't be the first one!

Figures that their tech support is the worst, too.

Question by:scollege
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    Can you give us a little more detail on how you created the mask, button, layout of layers, etc.  Something that we can troubleshoot?  

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    It does seem to be a "limitation". Check out this kb article from adobe:

    " Masking a layer inside of button does not work.
       Reason: The layer masking feature was designed to work on layers in the Timeline only, and not on layers inside of a button.
       Solution: Use a mask layerin a movie clip and then place the movie clip inside the button.

    There are a few links in the article to help with the solution as well.

    Author Comment

    That did the trick, thanks!

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