1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 28, 2010 4:49 PM by teetime17

    Fading flash text in over background video


      I've read through several tutorials but I must be doing something wrong on this. I'm using Adobe Flash Pro CS4. I am trying to create a short clip that fades text in over a bacground video. When I create a motion tween on the text track, I'm generating an error and the background video is no longer visible in the preview. Instead, I see the text over the stage background color. It is as if the background video track has switched to wireframe. Here are the steps I've followed:


      1. Created Flash File (ActionScript 3.0).

      2. Imported Video into the State background layer - it appears as a black image in the it previews fine at that point

      3. Created new layer for text and placed text - it previews fine at this point, text is overlaying video

      4. I right click on the text block and choose convert to symbol.

      5. Next with the play head on the first frame and the Text layer selected I choose Create Motion Tween. This is when AFP throws this error:


      TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.
      at fl.video::UIManager/http://www.adobe.com/2007/flash/flvplayback/internal::hookUpCustomComponents()
      at fl.video::FLVPlayback/http://www.adobe.com/2007/flash/flvplayback/internal::handleVideoEvent()
      at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()
      at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()
      at fl.video::VideoPlayer/http://www.adobe.com/2007/flash/flvplayback/internal::setState()
      at fl.video::VideoPlayer/http://www.adobe.com/2007/flash/flvplayback/internal::finishAutoResize()
      at flash.utils::Timer/_timerDispatch()
      at flash.utils::Timer/tick()


      Obviously I must be doing something wrong. Any suggestions?

        • 1. Re: Fading flash text in over background video
          teetime17 Level 1

          I found the cause of my problem - I had failed to convert the imported video to a symbol. I didn't think it necessary since I wasn't animating it in any way, but it worked after I converted to a symbol.


          I have a related question - The text that I overlaying the video with needs to fade in and out on specific video cues. Is there any way to scrub the timeline iwth the video video playing, even at very low res would be fine.