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    In Flash 5; I would like to create some "scrolling" text that is similar in appearance to the Star Wars and Space Balls intro. Where do I begin? Can it be done?

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    yep as a matter of fact there's a Star Wars movie that you can download and see how it was done (it's open source)

    i did a quick search and found 3
    http://www.flashkit.com/cgi-bin/movi...+wars&x=18&y=8

    Good luck - im sure there are more text effects similar to these.

    A

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    Amazing. Thank yo very much for the info, and just when you think you've got an original idea.....

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    No probs- have fun with them

    cya
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    OK, I'm lost. But before I irritate anyone, should I post in the Action Script area? NO? Thanks.

    OK, here is the url to a similar to starwars effect:

    http://www2.iwvisp.com/jeepin/Tinben...s/starwars.fla

    Does anyone have the time to explain to me where the actual wording comes from??? I've figured out the Line, the motion vector and scale parts. But I can't find the actual dang wording!!! Grrr. Ok, time to take a brake? I think so. Thanks!

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    wording ? do u mean the actions ?

    I can't open the file cos i have't installed ver 5 at home yet. you could paste the script here if you want or post your questions in the Actionscript forum

    If you really like that movie and want sthg similar but can't work it out try and email the author of the movie as well -

    good luck
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    I can email you the file in any V of Flash that you would wish. I figured out how to change the words (the ones that make the effect, the long scrolling text part) but now nothing but 2 letters show up. HELP! I'm about to pull all my hair out!

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    yep - email away

    I have Flash 4 here so I'll have a look at it -

    A

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    Sorry about the delay. I'll email it to you when I get to work.

    Thanks a mil!!!

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    Sorry. I lied. Flash 5 will export the .SWF in any version ( I think ) but I can only save as V5. Thanks anyways.

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    UPDATE

    OK, here's the latest....

    I have figured out how to add as many lines of text. I just had to study the code a little more than I was capable of yesterday.

    I killed the color problem where it transitioned colors.

    Issues remaining...

    1) I still can't use certain letters. Why?
    2) The "w" in the text that I added is still acting funny (shape changing, while the rest stopped). When oyu watch the movie (the starwars effect) it is on the left, very first char in it's line.

    Here is a link:

    http://www2.iwvisp.com/jeepin/tinbender4x/

    and the starwars files can be found in:

    http://www2.iwvisp.com/jeepin/tinbender4x/flash_files/


    Thank you!

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    OK. Now I REALLY need help. The first part works, but when it loads the second movie, all I get is stars that flash every couple seconds. When I viewed it from the machine where I published it, it was working... DANG.

    PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU!?!?!!?

    Thanks, as always.

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    hi

    ok I'm looking at it now .. can you just tell me which movie/fla/tutorial you used and based your animation on?

    I think there are about 3-4 here in FK and they re different


    Cheers
    A

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