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Creating a Bevel Filter with ActionScript


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The Bevel Filter lets you add a bevel effect to a variety of objects in Flash. A Bevel effect gives objects a three-dimensional look. A bevel filter 3D look can be applied to objects such as Buttons, Movie Clips and Text. You can customize the look of the Bevel with different highlight and shadow colors, the amount of blur on the bevel, the angle of the bevel, the placement of the bevel, and a knockout effect.

In this tutorial I will show you the ActionScript needed to apply the Flash Bevel Filter to Text, Movie Clips and Button symbols. In addition to this I will describe the parameters (settings) which enable you to customise the Bevel Filter.


Here is an example of what you will create in this tutorial:

Example: Download the Flash file Draw 212a


Movie Clip with Bevel Filter applied.

Important Cross Ref: This tutorial shows you all the ActionScript including all the options available through the parameters. But it only briefly describes how to apply this to an object within Flash or how to edit the parameter settings. If you are not familiar with this I suggest that you return here after first reading the tutorial: Creating Filters with ActionScript


Quick Link: Go straight to: Bevel Filter ActionScript

Quick Link: Go straight to: Bevel Parameter Settings

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Important Note: These Filters only work in Flash Professional 8. The filters are not available in Flash 8 Basic or any of the earlier versions of Flash such as Flash MX04/MX/5.


If you don't know what version you are using go to: Help > About Flash and you will see the logo:



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