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  1. #1
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    • Open Flash
    • Create a new document with whatever dimensions
    • click modify > document
    • where it says background color, select any color you want, where it says "Frame Rate" Enter 120 .
    • click OK
    • on the main console, enter any text you want.
    • Select the text object
    • cliick insert > convert to symbol
    • select to convert the object to a graphic, name the object whatever you want, this doesn't really matter, click enter
    • on the properties console, where it says color, select alpha
    • where it says 100% leave it.
    • on the timeline, select frame 10, right click it, and select Insert Keyframe
    • select the text object, and on the properties console where it says "100%" change that to "0%" .
    • On the timeline, select frame 20, and insert a keyframe there
      select the object, and change the % back to 100% .
    • select all frames on the timeline, and click insert > create motion tween
    • CLick Control > test movie


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    WDF Staff smoseley's Avatar
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    Nice tutorial, but why on earth 120 fps?

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    it creates a nice effect :-D

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    There's a much easier way to do this.
    • Open Flash.
    • Create a new document with whatever dimensions you like and a frame rate of 20 fps.
    • In the main console (Layer 1), type your text layer.
    • Insert 19 blank frames (not keyframes, the regular kind).
    • Insert a second layer overtop of the first one.
    • Right-click on the layer in the Timeline and click "Mask".
    • Draw a rectangle of any colour. All you need to do is make sure that the rectangle covers the text completely.
    • Convert said rectangle to a Graphic symbol by clicking Insert-->Convert to Symbol.
    • Insert a keyframe at Frame 11 on the second layer.
    • Select the rectangle, then in the Properties box, select Alpha, and set it to 0%.
    • Insert a keyframe at Frame 20 on the second layer.
    • Select the rectangle again (it will be the little circle and cross in the main console) and then in the Properties box, select Alpha, and set it to 100%.
    • Create two motion tweens on the Layer 2 timeline (between frames 1 and 11, and then between 11 and 20.)

    You'll not only get the same effect (albeit slowed down) but you will have the flexibility with your layer mask to do many other things (having text "slide in" on a page, fade the edges, and many other effects.) And if you don't like the effect or mess it up too badly, simply delete the mask layer and start again.

    For those of you who want to speed up/slow down the effect, play with the FPS setting in the "Modify-->Document" menu, and with the spaces between the frames in the timeline.)
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