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Kathy SummersFlash Dynamic Text Problem
by on Jun 4, 2010 at 11:03:51 pm

I am having a problem with the dynamic text on a site I am designing.

I am not a proficient Action Script coder, so this may be a simple solution.

The text is meant to look as though it is typewritten, with each letter appearing separately. This part works fine. The text box should then disappear, however, and I can't get that to work. Any ideas on how to do this? I tried using motion tweens and adjusting the alpha via the timeline, but I had horrible results and all I had was flickering text. I think I just need a little bit more Action Script code.

I am using AS3.

Here is the code:

var str:String = '"jennifer brings exactly the kind of personal warmth and professionalism that is ideal for that special day." -cynthia bartley, mother of the bride';

var i:uint = 0;

var timer:Timer = new Timer(40);



function gotime(e:TimerEvent) {

if(i>=str.length) {



Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Fernando MolRe: Flash Dynamic Text Problem
by on Jun 6, 2010 at 3:29:04 pm

Actionscript is the programming language for Flash. You may get better advice for this question on the Flash forum.

I have achieved the effect you're mentioning, but not using Actionscript, also, not with dynamic text. Just plain animation using masks and fades.

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Kathy SummersRe: Flash Dynamic Text Problem
by on Jun 8, 2010 at 3:59:56 pm

Thanks Fernando. I will try there.


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