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Archive for October, 2009

HJSplit – for joining and splitting .001 files

I often use my blog as my personal diary to remember something, and if it comes to help for somebody else as well.

Today downloaded a file which was split with 001 extension. So was googling and found that CNet Download has a free software “001 File Joiner and Splitter”. But after installing I found it’s too bad, its a trial version and that also – buggy. The second was HJSplit and then I remembered this is the one I used first time and was good. So that I don’t forget again, I thought writing it down 😛

Flash dynamic text with reflection and transparency

At BrainStation-23, we were making an animation which will be auto generated by XML provided images and texts. There we needed a beautiful black background white text with reflection on the floor, from white to transparent. I was watching Iffat dewelling with it and Hasib was helping. I was in the mood and jumped in. It has been a long time since I last coded in Flash. After doing some tricks it was working and I found – though things came back, it was a tricky thing to do and I have almost forgot it. So, I thought I should write it down.

Step 1: Make a dynamic text layer. It will be the mask. Make it a movie clip. Remember to embed font in the dynamic text, otherwise it won’t work.

Step 2: Make a transparent blending layer, whatever sort you want. Make it another movie clip.

Step 3: In the action, write, blendingMovie.setMask(textMovie);

Step 4: That’s all basically. Now you can set text of the text movie.

The things that I forgot was, 1. Embed fonts, you must embed font to make the dynamic text work with mask. 2. Dynamic mask. If I just make the text layer a mask layer and blending layer the child, it won’t work. It has to be done by actionscript. Hasib reminded me them. We are so happy to have him as our Actionscripter.

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