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 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. showdelay – default – (50) – delay to commit before showing each word
b. staycount – default – (150) – number of frames for which each word shows
c. usexmllinks – default – (true) – set whether we want to use the links given via xml to each word
d. usexmlcolors – default – (true) – set whether we want to use the colors given in the xml
//single word settings
//these settings can be applied differently to each word via xml
e. randomdelay – default – (50) – delay to perform randomly for each character of the word
f. heartcount – default – (5) – number of hearts to throw from each character while doing the animation
g. charspacing – default – (-2) – character spacing for each letter of the word
h. charcolor – default – (0×000000) – character color
As soon as you change any of the above 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 “chartext” symbol.