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In this flash lesson, You will see how to create sonar text banner using the adobe after effects and flash. This banner you can use for any web site, some animation or presentation. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. Let's start!
Create a new after effects composition. Set the Width of Your composition to 300 and Height to 200 px. For Preset set Custom, for Pixel Aspect Ratio set Square Pixels and set the Frame Rate to 30 fps.
Select the Horizontal Type Tool (Ctrl+T) and type any text on the Stage. See the picture below!
Choose Window > Effects&Presets (Ctrl+5).
In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text > Lights and Optical > Sonar Ping. See the picture below!
Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Sonar Ping effect from Effects&Presets panel on the text on the stage.
Go now to the Timeline and reduce the length of the film to the length of the animation.
After that, choose Composition > Trim Comp To Work Area.
Choose now File > Export > Adobe Flash (Swf).
Create a new flash document. Set the Width of Your document to 300 and Height to 200 px. Set Black color as background color and set the Frame Rate to 30 fps.
Create a new Movie Clip (Ctrl+F8) and name it SonarText.
Call the current layer sonar text.
Choose now File > Import > Import to Stage (Ctrl+R) and Import a swf file that we just made in After Effects.
Select now the Last Keyframe and go to the AS panel (F9). Then, enter this code inside the actions panel:
Go back on the main stage (Scene 1). After that, drag the Text Movie Clip from the Flash Library on the Flash Stage using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique.
Click now on frame 42 (last keyframe of animation) and hit F6 key.