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    I am trying to create a nice flash movie, it has a picture of the front of a pub in it in line form http://www.globalinferno.co.uk/Pictures/Atwell.jpg and what i want to do is a laser engrave it on to the white background... Has ANYONE got any ideas? or could you show me how to do it with an example? That picture above is the one i need to use and on a white background and it needs to be engraved on in a Up-Down, Up-Down Shape.. and then it needs to appear!?

    PLEASE HELP I AM SOOOOO STUCK... i ahve tried LOADS of things but probably in the wrong ways... Nothing seems to work.. Im losing my faith in Flash!

    Simon
    P.S. Thanks for reading this even if you didnt reply!
    [Edited by david petley on 10-20-2001 at 08:51 AM]

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    N' then I might just
    Jump back on
    An' ride
    Like a cowboy
    Into the dawn
    ........To Montana.
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    simon,
    I am moving this to the Newbies forum. the lounge is for general conversation.
    cheers,
    david p.

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    Sorry i jest needed an answer fairly quicly and thats the place i thought i might get one quickly.. I dont suppose u have any ideas do u?

    Simon

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    Lightbulb something to try

    If I understand you correctly, you want the appearance that a laser animation is engraving the pub graphic on the screen.

    To accomplish this you would need to make a movie clip of the laser graphic blasting away. You can then attach this movie clip to a guide path to give it the up-down motion you are looking for. Make sure to put the laser and guide path on levels above your pub graphic.

    When the laser reaches the end of the guide path, you can simply add the pub graphic in the very next frame. Or, a slightly more elegant approach might be to tween the alpha on the pub from 0 to 100 % while the laser moves back and forth so the pub graphic appears gradually.

    Just a couple of thoughts on how one might accomplish this. Good luck!

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    Well sounds good but is there anyway i can make the image appear gradually from right to left or the other way round.. So the image is completly alpha then it becomes less FROM THE RIGHT/LEFT???

    Simon
    P.S. Cheers for the help! Much appreciated!

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    The easiest way to do that would be to split your pub graphic into vertical strips or individual graphics. That way you can have each area of the pub graphic fade in using the alpha tween to correspond to the progress of the laser. This will probably take a lot of trial and error on your part to get them to match up just right.

    Good luck!

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    I tried that.... and... well... you have a look!

    swf = http://www.globalinferno.co.uk/TRYING HARD.swf
    fla = http://www.globalinferno.co.uk/TRYING HARD.fla

    and if you want to get at the image :

    http://www.globalinferno.co.uk/Pictures/Atwell.jpg

    If you could PLEASE just take a look and show me how to do it and then send it to me by e-mail or ICQ i would be grateful. (si.m@btinternet.com & ICQ:75355157)

    Simon

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    example

    Check your email. I just zapped you something to take a look at.

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    U sure u sent it to the right address?? I aint got it still!?

    Simon

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    email

    I just tried again. You should have it now.

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    Thank mate, bot it sorted now.. all i gota do now is make the door 'open' and zoom through it! Lol!

    Simon

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    Glad to be of help...I just had fun drawing that pencil! LOL!

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    LOL... a tree.. i dont suppose u get the same pleasure of drawing doors to do u? (lol) if so then u can do ALL this for me... lol (JOKE)

    Simon

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    Gradual Visibilty from left to right :)

    Hi !
    I think you can solve this using a mask on the layer above your image.
    Or u can make an object of similar color to your movie background having a gradient which starts of from 0% alpha
    Lemme know if that helps.
    Regards
    Sam

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    exactly

    You're right Sam. The example I worked up for him used a motion guide layer for the rendering laser graphic and a masked layer below it that reveals the picture. It looked better than the alpha tween I was talking about originally.

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    Thank You

    Hey Man.
    Thanks for letting me know, even though i haven't done EXACTLY what he asked for , i've worked a bit with masking.
    So i thought this would work
    Thanks for letting me know
    Regards
    SaM.

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