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On the main stage I have a simple mc with a textfield inside the mc. Despite 'no-antialiasing' option for the textfield, the text is blurry.
When is it placed on the main stage, the text is crisp and fine, but being nested inside the mc, it goes blurry.
What have I tried so far?
I've placed the text inside the mc on integer values, then the mc itself on integer values as well. Nothing works. The labels under buttons look awful...
Any idea how to make it look crisp?
ps. I'm using flash cs3 and Verdana fontface.
(the registration points are TL in both)
I've checked the text orientation in the textfield - it is left (default).
I've also tried to make the width of the textfield into an integer, as well as the width of the mc.
Nothing works... :(
I just have no idea what causes the problem.
It is a simple mc with just a line of text.
Maybe it's Flash bug?
If you happen to have any other idea I'll be grateful.
Thanks for the response,
Alignment is not as big a problem as it used to be, so you should be fine whatever the position. But it's generally good practice to position everything inside mc's at x=0,y=0.
Is the textField static or dynamic?
Is everything scaled 100%?
If you place the mc on stage programatically, use Math.round() to force it to a non-decimal pixel-position.
my_mc._x = Math.round(my_mc._x);
as well as _y but no change.
I found a thread on kirupa, the same problem with a bit different form:
As you said, the coordinates are not that important now.
When I place a textfield on the main stage and set rendering to bitmap, it is crisp and clear no matter if coordinates are double or int.
I'm also surspised and a bit dissapointed to have to struggle with such trivial issues in the ninth version of flash...
It totally ruined my curriculum of my project.
I stripped down my anim by deleting all the other buttons, background images and so on leaving just one example button. And consequently I deleted from the lib all unnecessary items BUT the .fla size did not shrink... another surprise
Anyway, I'm impatiently looking forward to your opinion.
(there are 5 such buttons in the panel)
1. for two of the buttons (but3 and but4), reseting scaling to 100%x100% forces coordinates to double numbers and vice versa - when I change coordinates to integer, scaling is not 100%. However as long as they are 100%x100%, the text is crisp no matter if coordinates are integer or not
2. two other buttons are reset to 100%x100% as well as placed on integer values but still the text is blurry (but2 and but5)
If you still feel up to looking into the .fla, I have uploaded the whole final version of the project (the same size ~700kb).
If you could give it a final look.. I mean these two buttons at the bottom - but 2 and 5.
My idea is that some clips have a better geometry for bitmap text than others. I am curious if you will confirm it.
I think I am not going to struggle with this anymore and just leave the text rendered 'for readability'.
A simple solution in your case, is to make the textField dynamic and embed the labeltext (like 'kontakt'). Then the labels should appear pixel-crisp.
Cool menu by the way :)
Anyway, as to the final shape of my project, I've followed your suggestion about separating pieces of the anim and I've placed the text on separate layers in the clips - it works:)
T H A N K S for help, interest and time!
Hope to be able to lend you a hand on some issue in flash one day:)
ps. and thanks for the motivating comment;)