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Subject: Re: FLASH: importing aligned bitmaps
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 18:49:44 GMT

At 06:00 AM 1/31/00 , you wrote:
>I have a set of bitmaps (a group of teeth) that I need to import. The
>challenge is they need to be aligned. Anyone know the best way to achieve
>Then the next part of the question is what would be the optimal way to
>create the hit areas for the individual teeth? Do you create a
>high-contrast image of the teeth in photoshop (2-bit perhaps), import, and
>trace? Or is there a more optimal way?

Hi Erik,

Sounds as if you might do well to composite the teeth into one bitmap in
Photoshop. After importing it into Flash, you could use masking to reveal
the teeth individually or in groups.

As for creating hit areas, I would just trace over the teeth directly in
Flash, create a solid fill for each tooth, and convert each fill to a
button. Then edit each button so that the fill exists only in the Hit
frame, and all other frames are empty. Now you have all the buttons already
positioned where you need them. Use Flash4's Edit in Place feature to edit
them right on the stage, including adding text rollovers or whatever else
you need.

Marc Hoffman

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