I am trying to create a scrolling ticker that rolls across
the bottom of the page (like what you see on news channels). What I
currently have works but it looks a little choppy. I use
SetInterval for my ScrollTicker function, within that function I
modify the ._x of the textbox (txtScrollBar._x -= 1). Is there a
better way to do this? Oh also the way I do it I have to take the
text and multiply it many many times so that it doesn't roll off
the screen. Surely there's a way to "wrap" text horizontally so
when the right edge runs out of text it starts at the begging of
Ok, I created a 2 dynamic textfields, when one falls off the
left of the page (scrolling left) it moves off the page to the
right side of the other text fields. This behaves the way I would
expect, however, still a few problems.
1) It is still a choppy scroll (it doesn't look smooth). I'm
running the flash at 12fps and ScrollTicker() is called each frame
(so 12 times per second). Each call to ScrollTicker() advances each
textfield 1 pixel (txtField1._x -= 1, txtField2._x -= 1).
2) You can tell where the 2 textfields join on the screen,
they do not move in exact unison, even though I change their ._x
value right next to eachother (2 lines of code).