I am attampting to mask a quicktime movie in Director. I set
the following on the script behaviour line:
set the mask of member "moviename" to member "maskname"
I then place the movie on the stage after this script.
The movie is rather long, what it does is it masks the movie
completely for about 5-10 seconds and then, although it still seems
be masked, it shows the rest of the movie area like staggered
stills. Moving an open window over the stage will show that it IS
still masked turning the staggering background back to white...then
after a few seconds it does it again....any ideas? Thanks
Video members and sprites operate differently from bitmap
and sprites. Any digital video member is played on top of the
movie using a guest appliation. In your case it's Quicktime.
There is an option for the video cast member, DTS, direct to
option allows Director to give up the space on the stage that
occupied by the guest application. When DTS is on, Director
from paying attention to, and updating, the content on that
part of the
stage. If you want Director to pay attention to the part of
that the QT movie occupies, then you should turn off DTS.
DTS can reduce the playback quality of the DV movie, but it
you to mask it.
You might also look at the Framing options for the DV movie.
It may do
what you want to do with less loss of quality.
Well...turning off DTS seems to disable the ability to mask
all together using the masking function I was inquiring about. I
worked around it though. Turning off DTS allowed me to place a
bitmap (black field, white circle) on top of the movie . I then
made the white transparent so I achieved a mask. The masking
function using the Scripting in my original post just doesnt seem
to work for me.