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    The "white flash"

    Hey All,

    http://209.216.96.233/aff/preview_ne...pr=yes&level=0

    This has probably been covered before, but what's the best way to do the "white flash" effects that you see on a lot of sites? The link above is an example of what I'm talking about.

    Is it just a white graphic moving with a motion path?

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks,

    ed

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    Exactly where on this site is the white flash?
    If you have a question, need some help, email me:chosenson

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    if you're talking about the white flash thingy that is going over the outline of the USA, i'd suggest making a separate layer containing a white outline of the states, then making an animated mask layer just moving a small rectangle from left to right with slight transparency at both ends of the rectangle..
    that's be a lot easier that tweening a white dot to trace the outline of the states.

    -myk

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    When using the rectangle as the mask, can you change the transparency of the rectangle at different spots?

    I seem to remember encountering problems when trying to manipulate a mask in that way ..

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    Originally posted by chosenson
    Exactly where on this site is the white flash?
    On the map of the United States. And if you scroll to the right, any of the white animations that are done there ..

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    yea I think hes talking about the north american map, and yes that effect seems to be masking, thats about it, it's quite basic flash stuff. I suggest you go read up more on masking in the "Using Flash" guide, it will help a bit. All masking is, is putting a animation behind a scene in the background, its the good ****
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    yeah, you have to make the fill a linear fill.. Add one more point to the gradient. Make the extreme ends 1% alpha, and the center 100% alpha.

    I'm testing this "theory" right now, and will post an fla in a few minutes

    -myk

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    here ya go. This just uses the basic mask i posted about before with the transparency... It just masks a circle, but when animated, looks like the circle is pulsing
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    Thanks myk!

    The grey line didn't seem to fade at the edges, but maybe it's the red and green color combined. In any event, I get the idea - thanks for putting the .fla together.

    - ed

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    no prob, hope you can build off of it.

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