Re: [flash-135] Flash help request: text, masking, and scalability

From: user 9.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:31 AM
make sure you're using vector text.
if having issues, sometimes you'll need to 'break apart' so its shapes 
and not text.
try looking at 'anti-alias for animation' property of a TextField. You 
can set its anti-alias setting to 'animation' or... something else.
ask more @ http://forums.ado...­

Phil Knoll
2430 Cromwell Circle #517
Austin, TX 78741

Abby wrote:
> Hi Everyone!
> Does anyone know if there's any software or method to make nice,
> crisp-looking text that doesn't get compressed or blurry when imported
> into Flash?  I want text with effects (a glow), which Flash can't
> provide.  I made glowing text in Fireworks and Photoshop, but when I
> import it into Flash, the text gets auto-compressed and looks blurry,
> especially when the page is scaled up.
> Here's my page-in-progress:
> http://abbygoldsm...­
> The menu text is crisp (made in Flash), while the
>­m text at the bottom is blurry, because I made it
> in Fireworks in order to get the bevel effect.
> A few other questions -- please help!
> I'm trying to figure out how to make everything outside the 550 x 400
> field (outside the yellow frame) invisible.  I need to mask the excess
> palm fronds.  My initial attempts at a solution didn't work; I tried
> adding a black box over the excess palm fronds, and I tried messing
> with the HTML.  Nothing works, but I'm tired; maybe I'll figure out a
> solution tomorrow.
> Also, I want the HTML footer at the bottom of the page to scale along
> with the embedded Flash display.  The only solution I can think of
> (which I haven't tried) is to make the footer Flash as well.  Then
> I'll need to figure out how to display two Flash things on one HTML
> page.  But is there a better solution?
> I'd like my pages to scale for people who view it on different
> platforms, such as the iPhone or a large monitor.  I'm considering
> making other pages on the site larger than 550 x 400, as the main menu
> is.  Do you think that's a bad idea?
> Thanks for any help, and Happy Halloween.
> ~Abby
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