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annalo
07-02-2001, 04:42 AM
hi all,
i'm new to this list, and was hoping for a quick answer to a font + mask problem i have.

i want the textfield to display the font without any aliasing, and automatically scroll up. to get this effect, i use a mask layer. the first move is i enlarge the mask (to fill the whole text area), and then i move the text as more of the dialogue should be visible.

i have tried to make the text dynamic, but it seems i can't then have a mask layer to it. i have tried to convert the text to a graphic symbol, but to no avail. finally, i created outlines of the txt, and this works. because of further similar situations in the project, i really don't like this solution because the increase in size (this will show over modem). if anyone has any suggestion, i'd appreciate it the most!

i work in f5, but export as f4

regards
anna lena olausson

newtheory
07-02-2001, 10:05 PM
I would recomend using a device font (ie, _sans, _serif, _typewriter). That way, it will stay crisp, and decrease file size. Only problem is that you can't say for sure what font will show up.
And isn't it a pain the way that flash doesn't allow dynamic text behind masks. It took me forever trying to figure out why this one movie wasn't working...