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Cycling Words

Cycling Words

This is a simple effect to animate your any word. You can use it as an introduction to your movie by just adding a “Skip Intro” button if you want.

There are 10 attributes you can control from the xml file. If you don’t put them via xml then the defaults given in the action script are used.

a. appearspeed – default(20) – appear speed for the alpha of the word on the start
b. showdelay – default(50) – no. of frames to wait before showing each word
c. staycount – default(150)- no. of frames the word should stay
d. usexmlcolors – default(true)- set if the use of xml colors is allowed
e. usexmllinks – default(true) – set if the use of xml links is allowed
f. radius – default(50) – set the rotation circle radius
g. rotation – default(2) – speed of rotation of the character
h. rounds – default(1) – no. of rounds the character should take before going to the final position
i. placementspeed – default(5) – the speed with which each character comes back to its position after rounds have been completed
j. charspacing – default(-5) – character spacing between each character

As soon as you change any of the above ten attributes, the animation gets adjusted. So, you can make many kinds of cool affects with this file. For seeing an example, click the buttons at the top of the preview. The buttons don’t appear in the main file. I have attached the preview file too, if this helps anyone… :)

You can also make the words behave as links by giving the link urls and target via xml. And each word can be assigned a different color.

There are two kinds of things. 1. You can animate a number of words together to make it appear like an introduction to your movie. For this, the words are loaded from an external xml file and the symbol name is “words”. 2. You can make any of your word appear with this effect by using the symbol “word” and giving it a word you want… wordmoviename.word = “FLASHDEN”; and also applying the settings too.

If you use the “words” symbol then the space for showing the words gets resized automatically as soon as you resize the Stage of the flash movie.

You can also try changing the font style in the “char” symbol.




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