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Perspective Distortion of an existing Flash

Posted on 2007-11-26
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I have an image on a web page that includes a television screen. The picture of the TV screen is shot at an angle, so, due to perspective, the actual image portion of the TV is a parallelogram. I have an existing flash movie that I would like to have appear on the screen. I have isolated the TV in a slice. The rest of the image is static.

I know how to resize a flash, but I can't find any way to distort an existing flash to allow it to fit in the parallelogram of the existing screen image, so that it appears in the correct perspective.

Any ideas?
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by:Jason Thompson
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I think the best you can do is to move all of the contents of your timeline into one symbol, drop the symbol on the stage, and play with the 'skew' settings in the transform window.  'Distort' would be ideal, but you can't use distort on a symbol or movie clip.

You could always distort the TV screen image to look more 'straight-on'.

Best of luck!
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by:birwin
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Unfortunately I don't have access to the .fla file. I am working with an existing .swf file.
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If the SWF isn't protected from importing, you can import the SWF into a new FLA, drop it on the stage and skew it.  If it is protected, I can't think of anything else you can do within Flash, unless there's some sort of DHTML / JavaScript trick that will let you skew an object or a div.
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by:mr_harry_habbo
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You can always create a text field, enable HTML and use the "img src=" command to point to the swf file. This will display in the output, but again you can only skew, rotate and resize it, not apply distortion. You might want to investigate open-source 3D Plugins, such as PaperVision 3D.
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