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> Have a look a the "Tickertape Text" behavior in the Library. That may do
> what you want, or you might be able to adapt it to your need.
You know, I really gotta look at the behavior library more often. Most of
the time I just ignore it, because most of the functions in it are too
bloated with unnecessary error-checking and not customizable enough. (It's
hard to adapt the code in any of the behaviors because there's so much of it
that's just error-checking that it can be really hard to find the small part
of the code that actually DOES anything.) I usually prefer to write my own
code, but this may save me the trouble.
Ugh. Not so good... Testing this out and it seems to be broken. First of
all, the scrolling is really jumpy. Not smooth at all. Secondly, if you
let it run for a few cycles, the spaces between the words get smaller and
smaller, until they disappear entirely and then the words start overlapping
eachother. This is all in a test movie with nothing else running, using the
behavior right out of the box, unaltered. Standard boring fonts (tried
Arial and Courier just to see if a variable-width/fixed-width made a
difference), nothing fancy. I have a feeling this behavior was written
several versions ago or something, and has not been extensively tested in
more recent versions. Anyhow, it's clearly not usable in its current form.
Any other suggestions?
That demo seems to have a problem too. Play it with the default message - after the 4th time round, the text starts to spill over onto a second line underneat the first.
Here's a more complex version which uses image manipulation to scroll text smoothly. It's a behaviour which can be placed straight onto a text sprite. Just make sure the text sprite has 'wrap' turned off, and doesn't contain any line breaks. The only drawback is that it doesn't work very fast if the text is antialiased, so turn it off!
The behaviour allows you to choose the scroll speed in pixels per second.
That's weird, your link seems to be broken too. I don't think it's me, I
tried other web pages, and I'm definitely connected. Strange...
Okay, Rob's link works now, but not Ducket's. This is really weird. I was
visiting other sites while the problem was occurring on those two links with
no problem. (And I deliberately went to sites I knew weren't in my cache,
so that's not it.) Testing one more time...
Alright, now Ducket's works as well. I think it may be a
Flash/Shockwave-upgrade was in progress at exactly the moment I tried to
access those sites. (Other sites that worked were non-Flash.) Bizarre.