Scanner line effect

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Whats up you all, how are you doing today?
ok a question have come up to my mind and it the Scanner effect.
you know that effect that a line pass by and as it pass it goes revealing a picture or something under it?
like if it was a scanner.
Well if you know how to do it, can you give me some suggestions or help on how to do it?

thank you very much.
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I think you might want to look into using a masking layer.
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yep - masking it is the easiest way
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Hi shadowknight, hows the movie making going.. :wink:
Just seen this link if its any use shadowknight:
http://www.phong.com/tutorials/scan/
Don't stay away so long this time!!
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thank you guys for your help.

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Hi Suzie, how have you been?thanks for the link,
about the dont stay so long, well I'll try to do my best in coming back everyday, because right now I have a full time job, everytime I come back home I am half past dead lol, that work its a killer. :D 8)
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Ok, we forgive you then shadowknight !
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no need to apologize.

by the way I think I met the owner of the website you gave me in this topic, If Im not mistaken he and I went together to high school, although he graduated first than me. I remeber him doing a website just like this one... yeah it have to be him.

well Suzie have a nice day

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Well shadowknight thats cool if it is the person you went to school with, time for you two to have a :beerchug: lololol you must have lots to catch up on !!
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Can you use gif or something to make scanline effects in Flash? As a mask.
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AcRoNym wrote:
Can you use gif or something to make scanline effects in Flash? As a mask.


You could, but I don't see where there would be a need to.
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To make some trick looking text or something. What would it have to be a .gif or .png
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You can import GIF, JPG and PNG into Flash. The GIF would retain it's transparency. The PNG would to, if the browser did. Moz flavors do this automagically, IE needs a bit of javascript to do PNG transparency correctly.
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You lost me, you mean to display in the browser? param name=wmode value=transparent
I might try some mask effects. No any good examples anywhere?
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I'm gettin a bit confused on this thread too. I'll just try to clarify what I was saying in regard to your last post.

The window mode (wmode) set to transparent allows a Flash presentation to display without a background. It doesn't work in Opera.

If you insert a transparent GIF into a Flash presentation, it will have it's transparency in Flash. This isn't effected by the wmode however. The GIF has a separate transparency.

PNG's also support transparency, but aren't universally supported like GIF's are (Mozilla browswers have support for PNG transparency, IE and Opera don't). If you insert a transparent PNG into a Flash presentation, the PNG will have transparency in Mozilla but not in IE or Opera.

IE can be made to support PNG transparency via javascript. If the javascript is present in the hosting HTML page, the PNG will be transparent within the Flash presentation. If the javascript isn't present, the PNG will not be transparent within the Flash presentation. This is true regardless of what the wmode is set to.

The wmode and the transparency of the images inserted in Flash (GIF or PNG) don't really have anything to do with each other.
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I've created an example file that I hope addresses the original post. I've saved it as a Flash MX file. I've also set the wmode to transparent in the hosting HTML file. I have to apologize, the wmode does in fact work in the current version of Mozilla, I stated this incorrectly in my previous post which I've corrected. (It's been a loooooong day)

Scan-Reveal using a masking layer

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Nice effect DigitalMedia.I think a effect like this would fit better than a picture lol.

But I wonder how can I convert a .fla file into a .swi file? its that possible.
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ROFL....maybe suzie can answer that. I honestly don't know.

Sorry.

I forgot you used swish. I don't even know if masking works the same in swish.
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suzie will do her darndest to find out..or shoot meself :P
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**Edit**
http://www.afreego.com/Categories/Graph ... 006404.php
Still looking shadowknight.
**edit**
I can't find anything so i have posted the question for you in a Swish forum, hopefully we should know today.
shadowkinight try this link:
http://sothink.com/flashdecompiler/index.htm many people say the .fla will be locked in and can't be used/unlocked without macmx, anyway see what you think.
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This is from Swish programer shadowknight:
No.

Closest you can do is open FLA in flash, export to SWF, then import SWF into SWiSH.

Or just open in Flash and look and copy

No direct way to get FLA into SWI, or vice versa.

thats it shadowknight...
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Suzie to the rescue :wink: , thenk you very much for your help suzie, I will try to do this scanner line with swish, If I do it I let you know, wish me luck lol.
see you later
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shadowknight if ozzu can't help after you tried go to my link, signup, then ask away.
But i do know it can't be done the conversion, my answer in my last post was actually from swishzone, a develper of swish answered my question, and you don't get higher up than Roger Onslaw !! well i don't think so anyway seeing as he is on the interface of swish credits, along with David Mitchie and a few others.anyway they will help as all the people involved in the software are there to support you.
http://www2.swishzone.com/forums/index.php?
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And you hav't signed up at mine yet either !!
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Hello Suzie, :wink: not anymore, Im officially a new member of your link. I post my first massage in your link, I leave you a messege, hope you like what it saids
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hahahahahah, yes i did, whoo now i have 19 members lolol
Thanks shadowknight, now all i need is a couple of swish guru's to join us.
DM, you can mask in Swish, i just don't know how yet..its complicated!!
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suzie: You're not going to believe this, but yesterday I downloaded the demo of Swish - determined to get to the bottom of all this.....I didn't.

I can't find any masking equivelant :( After reading your last post, I'll dig a little more. :)
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DM, yes you can mask !!!

Good luck, nice you got Swish... 8)

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Well for the moment we seem to be talking swishy lol , i wanted a few swish websites for my forum, well instead i have found some nice effects at wow factor, here is one:

http://www.the-verybest.com/wow-factor/spiro.html
its nice and colourful, a spiral.
next:
http://www.the-verybest.com/wow-factor/1.html
next:
http://www.the-verybest.com/wow-factor/3.html
next up is 3d:
http://www.the-verybest.com/wow-factor/3dwowfactor.html
next:
http://www.swishzone.com/movies.php?do= ... ink_id=675
As far as i know these are all swish, from the forum named "faking it in swish", hope you like them.
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Hey Guys I did it, I finally find the way to do it :lol: .... ohh yeah 8) .. thanks guys lol :oops:
check it out:

http://shadowknight.50free.org/Scanner.htm
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Pardon my excitment , its just that I get like this everytime I accomplish something lol.


You and me both man. LOL.

Good deal and congratulations! :thumbsup:
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Thanks DM
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First of all why did i not recieve my notification about this post !!!
:cry: not to worry maybe i unticked accidently ~smacks me~

shadow knight, you know what i think of your success lolololol
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But for the benefit of the tape lamaoooooooooo...( for DM) you know i am very proud of your achievements in Swish !!

DM, hi,

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can't find any masking equivelant

masking !!!
Go to my link,

http://www.flashx.nl/txpforum/index.php?showtopic=1370
you will have to register though for the tutorial...many tutorials actually.
you'll find:
Swish beginner, Swish Intermediate, Swish Advanced, all you have to do is decide what you come under lolol
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Thanks suzie. I will, I promise. I've been working on site at my clients location for the last week and I'm up to my eyeballs in static HTML pages. lol.

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