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wolf4202
11-09-2000, 04:01 PM
ok heres the deal im trying to make a short film using koolmoves. my only problem is this. I want my title to be see-thru i want to make the background show right through the text on my title.
Now i know that we can import jpg's and gif's and so forth, maybe bob (who i think is brilliant) can allow some of these properties that belong to these imported jpg's and so forth like transparencies, u know? Johnnie maybe u can help me with my little dilemna. Please a little help?

oh by the way here is my homepage http://ourworld.cs.com/wolf4202
i am a newbie to koolmoves since Nov. 3, 2000
there is a link to a cartoon that i made also
comments are welcome.

johnie
11-09-2000, 04:36 PM
YUP and the question has already been answered. You want to import a bitmap that has a circle or another shape cut out?

This is easy- Type an O. Then convert text to shapes with points. Switch over to the point selection tool and draw out the shapes you want point by point. Fill the new shape with a bitmap.

If you want a regular shape, not bitmaped filled, this is what you do. You draw your shape then select gradiant Fill- radial. The inner circle will be 100% transparent and moved so that you get the proper mixing by sliding the transparent pointer closer to the non transparent pointer.

You can then move the transparent section with the transform function.

BradBradleySL
11-10-2000, 04:54 PM
Maybe Bob could make the O-shape as another choice in the tool menu, also a square with rounded edges would be nice too!

Brad

wolf4202
11-10-2000, 05:26 PM
not working for me johnie
explain further i just dont see how it'll work
better yet make me an example in *.fun
and e-mail it to me please. then i will understand better
thanx bud. (if its not any trouble)

johnie
11-10-2000, 05:36 PM
I'll E-mail you an example .FUN later tonight.

There are two examples posted already. The water effect example posted here and the masking example are both what you are looking for.

johnie
11-11-2000, 12:52 AM
http://www.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=41653

http://www.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=35331

http://www.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=23999

These threads are the ones dealing with what you are wanting to do I also whipped up a real basic example that can be used also. I'LL post that too.

johnie
11-11-2000, 01:05 AM
This is a simple example.

http://www.geocities.com/jsnider.geo/maskme.swf

johnie
11-11-2000, 01:09 AM
I think I misunderstood what you are wanting. Vectorize your text import as WMF or EPS and then set the transparancy.