need help with transparency gradient in mask layers
I'm working with Flash 5 (will buy MX upgrade if I regain employment).
I am trying to use transparency gradients in a mask layer for a
spotlight effect over another layer containing an image.
I create a circle with a radial gradient, setting the alpha on one
end to 0 and to 100 on the other end.
When I test the movie, the circle area in the mask, revealing the
layer under the mask has hard edges - I cannot get
a transparency gradient effect.
If I make a regular layer over the image area and use a gradient
with the inner part at 0% and the outer part at 100%, and
fill the remaining space on the top layer with the solid color,
it works just fine.
Shouldn't I be able to use the alpha gradients on a mask layer
and get a mask with diffuse edges? Is there some trick to this?
Last edited by carlhusic; 01-02-2003 at 06:08 AM.