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Step 2. How to use bitmap filters with Text2Curve

As you can guess, Text2Curve object is not an ordinary textfield. Instead, it is a movieclip containing all your text along with letters' positioning.
Thus, you can apply filters to this clip, referenced as Text2Curve.baseClip . Below we'll see several examples of this, one at a time.
Note: The target Text2Curve object is referenced as my_t2c in code examples below.

Blur filter

import flash.filters.BlurFilter;
var my_blur:BlurFilter = new BlurFilter(4, 4, 2);
var myFilterArray:Array = new Array();
myFilterArray.push(my_blur);
//
my_t2c.baseClip.filters = myFilterArray;

Drop Shadow filter

import flash.filters.DropShadowFilter;
var my_shadow:DropShadowFilter = new DropShadowFilter(10,45,0x333333,1,4,4,1,3,false,false,false);
var myFilterArray:Array = new Array();
myFilterArray.push(my_shadow);
//
my_t2c.baseClip.filters = myFilterArray;

Bevel filter

import flash.filters.BevelFilter;
var my_bevel:BevelFilter = new BevelFilter(2,45,0x999999,1,0x333333,1,2,2,1,3, 'inner',false);
var myFilterArray:Array = new Array();
myFilterArray.push(my_bevel);
//
my_t2c.baseClip.filters = myFilterArray;

See more information about filters in Flash documentation.

See more information about Text2Curve and examples at component's site:
http://www.gousable.com/flash/text2curve.html

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Added: 2007-03-03
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