Bitmap fonts (pixel fonts for flash)

token_3's picture

first off, i wish to create the fonts for flash. and it's my first time making pixel fonts.

probably someone will direct me to the tutorial on ultrashock - well i've seen that and followed it as best i can.

however i think it all goes wrong at 10. 'open the bitmap, and make sure it looks the same as the outline'

well it does not match up i can see the blacked boxes i have just drawn and also an outline, which i assume it the bitmap outline, and it does not mention how to solve the problem.

can anyone help me out with this


Joe Pemberton's picture

The Atomic Media tutorial may be what
you're looking for.

Or the folks at Fonts For Flash may have
a deal you may be interested in.

afo's picture

try skipping that step. see if it works anyway.

also I would avoid making flash fonts in 10pt increments - there's a bug in flash (up to and including MX, I believe) that will blur 10pt. bitmap fonts when used in dynamic text fields

instead design for 8pt increments (800 em square instead of 1000 em... step 6 in that tutorial, then recalc to 8 instead of 10 - step 9)

hope that helps, good luck

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