3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2009 9:07 AM by kglad

    Masking entire flash movie with setMask() ?

    reinhat Level 1

      Hi,

      I have a long linear flash presentation with many scenes. Besides web playback my clients asked for a standalone projector file as well. Upon making it full screen with FS command during playback, initial off stage area elements are visible when they animate into the stage on widescreen monitors...for example text moving in from left. I don't want to mask every layer in over thirty something scenes...is there an easier way by applying a mask in actionscript to the movie itself? I know setMask() works for movieclips but is there a way to apply the setMask() method to the entire presentation in AS2 because the following did not seem to work:

       

      _root.setMask(stageMaskShapeMC); or _level0.setMask(stageMaskShapeMC); ?

       

      Thanks,

      Attila