7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2012 6:27 AM by kglad RSS

    Movie clip fade in over video

    MARKARKARK Community Member

      Hello,

       

      I have a video on a layer with cue points.   I would like to have a still fade in over the video at a cue point.  I made a movie clip with my still in it on frame one to frame 12.  My project is 12 fps.  I made a classic tween between the keyframes and adjusted the alpha on the first frame to zero. This did work, but when my video plays it cues to the movie clip and fades from white, which is my project background rather than from the video.  Is there a way to adjust or code the movie clip so it will be transparent?

       

      Mark. 

        • 1. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
          kglad MVP

          convert your still to a vector (use modify/bitmap/trace bitmap) and remove the background.  fade that vector.

          • 2. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
            MARKARKARK Community Member

            I appreciate this, I will try this tomarrow.  Thank you so much for your help.

             

            Mark.

            • 3. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
              MARKARKARK Community Member

              I tried to do this, when I went to modify/trace/ the trace bitmap was not available.  I saved this as a png. Do I need to save it as something else? 

               

              Thanks again,

               

              Mark.

              • 4. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
                kglad MVP

                if you import a bitmap into flash (including a png), drag it to the stage, make sure it's selected and click modify/trace/trace bitmap.

                • 5. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
                  MARKARKARK Community Member

                  I made a movie clip, imported a png to the stage on frame 1.  Went to fram 12 made a keyframe and selected both frame and made a tween.  Selected the first frame and clicked on it, went to properties and selected the alpha channel and reduced it to 0.  When I select modify, then bitmap, it give no highlighted way to go, there is nothing to select.

                  • 6. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
                    MARKARKARK Community Member

                    I'm sorry I'm not getting this,   I removed the tween and started over.  I imported my png to the first frame.  I went to modify/trace bitmap and it gave me these options,

                     

                    color threshold: 100

                    minimum area: 8 pixels

                    curve fit: normal

                    corner threshold: normal.  

                     

                    I'm sorry, but what do I do?  I have changed the threshold to 0. but it didn't really seem to do much, same with teh minimum area.  The curve fit, and the corner threshold don't have any mention of converting to a vector.

                     

                    Mark.

                    • 7. Re: Movie clip fade in over video
                      kglad MVP

                      1.  drag your png to the stage.

                      2.  while it's still selected click modify/bitmap/trace bitmap. 

                      3.  experment with the trace bitmap settings panel. the smaller the min ara, tighter the fit and lower the corner threshold, the higher the resulting vector's fidelity and the larger the size of your swf.  click ok and your png bitmap has been converted to a vector.

                      4.  right click the background and click cut.  you may need to do that more than once if the background does not have a uniform color. 

                      5.  convert the vector to a movieclip and assign a library symbol name (eg, vectorized png).

                      6.  double click the vectorized symbol in the library so you are editing it.

                      7.  add a keyframe on frame 12.

                      8.  select everything on frame 1 and assign it an alpha of 0.

                      9.  create a tween.