In this flash lesson, You will see how to create drip down text effect using the adobe after effects and flash. You don't have to use action script code to make this lesson. This effect can be used for some web banner or for some simple presentation. Enjoy!
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 35 fps.
Select the Horizontal Type Tool (Ctrl+T) and type any text on the Stage.
Choose Window > Effects&Presets (Ctrl+5).
In the Effects&Presets Panel choose Animation Presets > Text > Rotation > Drip Down. See the picture below!
Using the Selection Tool (V) and drag and drop technique, move the Roadtrip 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 any color as background color and set the Frame Rate to 35 fps.
Create a new Movie Clip (Ctrl+F8) and name it DripDownEffect_mc.
Call the current layer Drip Down.
Choose now File > Import > Import to Stage (Ctrl+R) and Import a swf file that we just made in After Effects.
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 84 (last keyframe of animation) and hit F5 key.
Test Your banner and enjoy!
Download source file (.fla)