Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Adding an A/V text stretch to the over state of a movie clip button.

Posted on 2007-11-20
4
Medium Priority
?
272 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I have a movie clip with action script that makes it act like a button. I would like the text on the button to stretch from 0 to 6 A/V (over 3 or 4 frames) on rollOver.  How do I do that? To see what else is going on see this question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Photos_Graphics/Web_Graphics/Macromedia_Flash/Q_22971568.html

Thanks!
John
0
Comment
Question by:gabrielPennyback
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:gabrielPennyback
ID: 20341324
Here's a link to the flash file: http://www.designamania.com/MichaelTekstra/textra_beta3f.fla
The effect I'm looking to get is for the text on the buttons to stretch out on mouse over.

Thanks,

John
0
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Antonio Estrada earned 2000 total points
ID: 20362749
Uhh... you mean letter spacing? If so, after taking a look at your fla; you're going to need Flash 8... If you do have Flash 8 you can safely modify the btn_1 MovieClip's code to this:

<code snippet>

-V
Frame 1:
 
stop();
myTextFormat = new TextFormat();
myTextFormat.bold = true;
myTextFormat.italic = true;
myTextFormat.color = 0x000000;
myTextFormat.letterSpacing = 0;
buttonText.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);
 
Frame 2:
 
stop();
myTextFormat = new TextFormat();
myTextFormat.bold = true;
myTextFormat.italic = true;
myTextFormat.color = 0xFFFFFF;
myTextFormat.letterSpacing = 2;
buttonText.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);
 
Frame 3:
 
stop();
myTextFormat = new TextFormat();
myTextFormat.bold = true;
myTextFormat.italic = true;
myTextFormat.color = 0x000000;
myTextFormat.letterSpacing = 0;
buttonText.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:gabrielPennyback
ID: 20770834
Thanks, Vulturous.  Sorry it took so long for me to test it.

John
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Antonio Estrada
ID: 20772952
No problem, glad it was helpful ;)

-V
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I come across a lot of question about how to access things in the document class from a movieclip, or accessing something from a movieclip in the document class. It took me a while to figure this out but once I did it makes life so much easier. …
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 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…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use the auto adjust feature and what the different options do. When your video is not working right you can choose the auto adjust feature to help choose your settings.

704 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