This should be a pretty easy problem, but I can't seem to
find the solution anywhere, probably because the search terms are
too common. Anyway, why doesn't a dynamic text box inherit its
transparency from its parent movie clip. For instance, if you put a
dynamic text item on the stage, name it myText, then convert it to
a movieclip called myClip, then set:
myClip.myText.text = "hello world"
myClip._alpha = 10
nothing happens to the alpha of the text itself. Even the
setting the alpha of the text directly won't change anything,
although setting its visible property works fine. Isn't there an
easier way to accomplish this then messing with text formats? Is it
just me, or shouldn't a text field operate just like a nested
movieclip in this regard?
> why doesn't a dynamic text box inherit its transparency
> from its parent movie clip. [...] nothing happens to the
> alpha of the text itself.
Dynamic text fields' font outlines must be embedded in order
semi-transparent text. Select your text field and note the
Embed button in
the Property inspector (was called Character in Flash MX