Text effect plugins for use directly in .fla files (Macromedia Flash MX/Professional 2004/8).

At http://www.patrickjansen.net/components

Following in the footsteps of PJ and Supreme4 Components, now all text effects from the known standalone software ASTRO Flash Creator are available as a Macromedia Flash extension for use directly in the Flash authoring environment.

ASTRO Component contain over 400 predefined text effect variations. They can be used by users of any skill-level, offering such features as basic drag&drop to stage and advanced features like text loaded sidewide from database.

All include the common features like five different effect start-directions, basic text alignment, automatic positioning on stage and dynamic input, a list of predefined behaviors, and quick preview to see settings and avoid having to play long .fla timelines to see the result.

For experienced users custom modifications can be done quickly: adding a simple bevel, creating sequential triggering of effects, use of attachMovie to dynamically place effects at runtime, optimization to use with pixelfonts, loading text by PHP from database for site-wide use in thousands of pages tree-deep independent and adding Flash 8 Filters to text letters.

ASTRO Component also contains the unique feature of multi character customization. Single text effects can be customized to override font color and font type for specific letters, making it possible to mix any font and color for any range of characters in a single text effect.

Patrick Jansen Components have been widely used in Flash websites, corporate intranets, CD-ROMs, Web-TV and Film&Video-titling projects.

Patrick Jansen: Macromedia Flash text effect Components have matured to become an all-in text-effect solution for anybody working with MacroMedia Flash: users quickly familiarize themselves with it, it shows instant result, does not require importing or loading external files, and for advanced usage the only restrictions are the limits of MM Flash itself.

ASTRO Components, available for Windows and Macintosh, are available individually for $59

About Patrick Jansen Design:
Patrick Jansen is creator of ASTRO and PJ and Supreme4 text effect collections, co-developer of Astro Flash Creator and CEO of StockFLA.com. For more information about ASTRO Components or Patrick Jansen, visit: www.patrickjansen.net