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    Masking Text in a movie clip in flash problems?

    Hi there all

    Has anyone else had the problem that it is impossible to mask text in a movie clip when you tween the mask in flash?

    Say you have a movie clip and in it you have some random text, you then add a mask to that text and then you apply a shape or motion tween to that mask....... The mask doesn't work... - no text at all is displayed.

    Has anyone else had this problem? is it a common thing?

    Let me know your experiences, or if i'm the only one!

    Cheers

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    Right it gets more complicated...
    It just wont mask dynamic or input text. BUt it will mask statis text no problem.

    Any suggestions on how to mask dynamix or input text?

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    See below:

    The mask feature in Flash is only capable of masking objects drawn by Flash, not objects that Flash relies on the operating system to draw such as device text (_sans, _serif, _typewriter). Dynamic or input text fields default to using device fonts. Device fonts cannot be masked.


    Found this from:http://www.macromedia.com/support/ge..._edit_text.htm

    via:

    http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...+text+in+flash

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    Hi

    That Generator link probably applies to FP5...

    Device fonts can be masked, according to the Flash Player 6 release notes...
    http://www.macromedia.com/support/fl...ayer/rn_6.html

    See the 6.0r40 section...

    HTH
    James


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