I need to animate a saw blade cutting letters out of a
background bit map (the cuts are all straight lines). Coming from
the Director world I would probably layer 2 copies of the
background, the top one with the letters cut, the bottom one whole.
I would then mask the top layer with an alpha channel and animate
the alpha channel to gradually reveal the cut. Is there a better
way to do this in Flash? Anyone have an open source example?
I’ve got the letters as curves in Illustrator if that helps.
Thanks, Sorry about such a broad newbie question.