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Simple Text Masking

1. Open flash and type the text. Try to choose thick font to get the better effect.

flash animation text

2. Press F5 at 60th frame to keep the text uniform for 60 frames.

flash animation masking

3. For this particular animation we don't need to convert the text to symbol because we are not going to make any changes to the text.

4. Create new layer in the timeline and draw the circle to the left. Keep it selected.

5. Convert the circle into graphic symbol.

flash animation masking

6. Select 60th frame on the top layer where the circle is placed and press F6 to insert the Keyframe.

7. Drag the circle to right side at the end of the text and apply motion tween.

flash animation masking

8. If you play this animation it will be regular, simple animation with a circle moving over the text.

flash animation masking

9. Right click on the top layer where the circle is situated and select Mask.

flash animation masking

10. The layer in the timeline will show the changes indicating masking.

flash animation masking

11. The text will be displayed only where the circle is overlapped.

flash animation masking

12. Export movie using File > Export > Export Movie

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