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 seven 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. traillength – default(5)
b. chardelay – default(2)
c. traildistance – default(10)
d. rotation – default(5)
e. rotationstop – default(50)
f. showdelay – default(50)
g. staycount – default(250)
As soon as you change any of the above seven 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 bottom of the preview. The buttons don’t appear in the main file. I have attached the preview file too, if this helps anyone…
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.
Keywords: text animation, character animation, word animation, floating animation, text effect, animated text
I have updated the script. More xml attributes:
1. color – each word in different color.
2. scale – changeable size for word.
3. url – word can be clicked to open a link.
4. target – target frame or window for opening the link.
5. The xml also supports UTF-8 now… So, we can use any special characters.
6. x – The fixed horizontal position of any word.
7. y – The fixed vertical position of any word.
NOTE: If you do not give x and y positions then the positions are calculated randomly as earlier one.
As one of the buyers asked me regarding irregular spacing between the characters, I have updated the script again making the character spacing perfect.
Rollover color can be assigned globally to work for every word. Or, the Rollover color can be given separately for each word.
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