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Author: Mimi Widjaja

Getting Started

This movie contains 2 masking effects. First is the masking effect for COLORED text and the second is for MASKING text.

Let's start by creating a new movie. Size and framerate is not a matter. Set the background color in any color you like. I choose black.

Create The First Masking Effect

Using the Text Tool to type any text you like. Mine is COLORED text. Convert it to movie clip by clicking Insert > Convert to Symbol or pressing F8.

Double click the Colored Movie Clip. Now we work inside the movie clip. Create new layer below the Text layer, draw a rectangular shape without stroke, fill it with any color you like, and convert it ( Insert > Convert to Symbol or pressing F8) to graphic. Add new keyframe (F6) at position 20 (or set any keyframe position you like), and change the position of rectangular graphic to another place. Make a tweening by right-click anywhere between the first and the last keyframe (20) and select Create Motion Tween. You can also make a modification of the shape by clicking Modify > Transform > Free Transform or Click Q. By doing this you can modify the animation of the color bar.

Set the text layer as mask by right clicking at the text layer and choose Mask, which will mask the color layer.

Repeat the steps for creating other color layers. Choose any combination of bar color for each color layer and create different animation movement by placed it at different position around the text. Modify the bar shape as you like to give another variation. All the color layers are placed below the text layer. Let the last masked color layer without tweening and place it to cover all text.

At this step your timeline should look like this following picture:

» Level Basic

Added: 2002-10-20
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Mimi Widjaja is a flash developer and web/ multimedia designer. Having experience working in graphic design for agricultural products for some years.
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