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Making a Flash Digital Clock at an angle

Posted on 2008-10-21
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I'm trying to build a digital clock that will sit over the top of a picture of a desktop clock. The clock will sit at roughly a 45 degree angle but i'm struggling and can't seem to find anything that functions properly on the net.

Can anyone help?
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by:CyanBlue
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Do you have a functional clock???  If you do, put that inside a movieClip and rotate the movie
Clip to fit your need...  Don't forget to embed the font...

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by:matreece
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Yes, I have tried using a clock I found on the net and I am embedding the font but when I rotate it (even in a movie clip) it disappears.
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by:CyanBlue
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Got a sample???  I don't really see what you have...  ;)

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by:Jason Thompson
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I agree with CyanBlue, place your text or animation in a movie clip if it isn't already.  After that, place it over your underlying image and then tweak it using the Transform menu.

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by:matreece
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Sorry for the delay.
Ok, i've tried a few different code examples on the net and I still get no clock if rotated.
I've uploaded my file here - http://mattstorey.co.uk/time_date_tut.zip

Hope you can help me as its driving me insane.
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Jason Thompson earned 130 total points
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Instead of embedding the font in the library, apply an embed directly to the dynamic text field (see image below).   It looks like you would only need to apply numerals and punctuation (or numerals and a colon).  

Then you can skew and stretch the text field or the movie clip container.

Hope this helps.

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by:matreece
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Excellent! Headache over.
I hope these points i've split are fair. Initially I hadn't rotated the clock within a movie clip but the remaining errors I had were because I wasn't embedding the fonts correctly.

Many thanks for all your help.
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