I am quite experienced in Photshop and other elements however I am an absolute novice when it comes to flash.
What I am trying to create is an effect for a logo in which the motif in a semi circle shape which i want to appear in a wipe fashion starting left to right so that in wipe across and the shape appears in full at the end.
The shape in a rainbow....this would also have the company name below the logo which would be visible from start to finish. I have attached the picture of the logo. I would like the gold pot to also appear in the swipe of the rainbow.
Is it possible to be able to create this affect and also could you help me through this as much as possible.
I am extremely grateful for any help available
All the best
Look into using a mask over the rainbow. A mask will only display what is beneath it. Make the mask a rectangular movieclip with its registration point top center and rotate it so that it gradually covers the rainbow. If you make it large enough and center it under the rainbow and then gradually rotate it clockwise it should give the wipe effect you are looking for. As for the pot of gold, I'd also do that separately with a mask being moved down over it.
If you have no experience using masks in Flash, you should hopefully be able to find a tutorial via Googling "Flash mask tutorial".
Thank you so much Ned, you have been extremely helpful. I thought that maybe the way to go so I am really grateful for the help you have offered.