I'm puzzled as to how to do this in director. All that I want
to do is have a letter "X" drawn on the stage, one line of the x
after the other, as if someone were writing it. My stage has a
textured background and there is text (so I want the x to be drawn
over the text). I've tried to make the beginning of the tween start
from the upper left corner, but then the x begins very narrow and
gets fatter as it reaches the lower right corner. It would seem
that I want a mask to move over one line from the top down and then
the next line has a mask which starts from the other corner and
moves over the line. But I just can't seem to figure out what
Director means by mask and how to create an invisible mask over my
text and textured background.
Maybe you're making it too complicated for yourself?
You could create a small bitmap sprite that will act as a
"pencil tip". Click the "Trails" button in the sprite properties,
then animate the the sprite from top left to bottom right - that
will "draw" your first line of the X. Then repeat the process the
opposite way to complete your X.