View Full Version : Text disappears when applying a mask.

03-02-2008, 03:18 AM
Hi, my first post here. Flash CS3/9.0. The masked text seems to work fine in the program, but once I try "Test Movie" (Ctrl+Enter), the text disappears. I just can't figure it out.

03-02-2008, 04:01 AM
If you're using AS2.0 (and it's most probably the same for AS3.0), the font used needs to be embedded, when under a mask...

03-02-2008, 07:44 PM
No actionscript involved. Simply a text layer and a mask layer. I've read about the embedded fonts issue and tried embedding them to no avail, but in any case this issue should only affect dynamic text, not my static text. I'll upload the .fla file when I get home.

03-04-2008, 03:08 AM
if u break the text to graphic. it should work

03-04-2008, 03:17 AM
This has happened to me, with actionscript, as well. Of course breaking the text isn't an option because it has to be dynamic. I would be interested in this as well... (maybe I just didn't embed the font properly.)

03-04-2008, 04:58 AM
...maybe I just didn't embed the font properly...

Guess that's it.

Furthermore some fonts in static textfields won't appear anyways...
You need to convert them to dynamic textfields, and embed the fonts...

03-05-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm having the same problem here now and it seems that nobody has the right solution for this issue!


03-06-2008, 12:56 AM
Using AS3.0 or AS2.0?

10-09-2008, 07:14 AM
box_mc : le mask
circle_mc : l'objet
si votre travail avec as2:

si votre travail avec as3:

12-15-2008, 07:51 AM
Hi, I am facing the same problem. The dynamic text is not appearing.
If I use image (in htmlText), it appears, but no text appears.

12-15-2008, 12:14 PM
Hi, there is a good news from me.
I have solved my problem.
I could solve this problem without embedding fonts.
I was displaying the text with a rotation of 3.8 degree.
Thats why the dynamic text was disappearing.
I have removed the rotation and now everything is working fine.
At first i tried by embedding font but by this way, it can show texts of only one common (Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Courier etc) font.
But now it is displaying all texts of all font which i give from an external HTML Editor.

12-15-2008, 02:01 PM
At first i tried by embedding font but by this way, it can show texts of only one common (Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Courier etc) font.

No that's not quite right... You can embed dozens of fonts and font styles, but you need to separately embed each style of each font used... And they'll all be available in the same textfield on stage...

09-05-2010, 06:19 AM
You should embed fonts in dynamic text fields if you are applying mask or rotation to it....

Following link may be useful..