PJ Components, text effect plugins used directly in .fla files (Macromedia Flash MX / Flash MX Professional 2004 / Flash 8). PJ Components contain over 400 predefined text effect variations. PJ Components can be used by both veterans and amateurs, offering use from basic drag&drop to stage to advanced use like text loaded sidewide from database. All effects in Version 2 have more customization parameters. Several new features and options are implemented, including five different effect start-directions, basic text alignment, automatic positioning on stage and dynamic input. In the upgrade, of the 50+ effect templates most effects contain a list of predefined variations. All of them offer a quick preview to see settings and avoid having to play long .fla timelines to see the result. For experienced users custom modifications can quickly be done, like adding a simple bevel, creating sequential triggering of effects, use of attachMovie to dynamically place effects at runtime and loading text by PHP from database for site-wide use in thousands of pages tree-deep independent. PJ Components also contains multi character feature. Single text effects can be customized to override font color and font type for specific letters, making it possible to mix any font and color for any range of characters in a single text effect. Patrick Jansen Components have been widely used in Flash websites, corporate intranets, CD-ROMs, Web-TV and Film&Video-titling projects. PJ Components is an all-in text-effect solution for anybody working with MacroMedia Flash, it's easy to start with, shows instant result, does not require importing or loading external files, and for advanced usage is only restricted to the limits of MM Flash itself. PJ Components are available for Windows and Macintosh
1. Components are .fla internal
Many text effect solutions are standalone software and create .swf files. You can use these as elements in html pages easily. But if you want to implement them into your .fla projects it gets tricky. You either import them which in many cases won't work properly because they're scripted, or you use LoadMovie actionscript which requires you build preloaders and makes updating or changing a text effect tiresome.
The components are .fla internal, you drag&drop them to stage or keyframe and you can customize them in the Component Inspector / Parameter Panel. You can even edit their source code in the Library.
2. They offer multi-font and multi-color per text
The components are the ONLY solution where you can use one text effect and use different font types and font colors on different letters. You can for example create a text visual like this;
Multi Font and Color
3. Dynamic text input from database
The components have easy way to use dynamic text. You can simply activate a dynamic input checkbox and then you can type the location of some variable instead of the actual text. In common cases you read in variables from .txt or .php file and have the text effect use those, that way you can easily update texts in database without having to edit the flash movie ever again. For advanced users who need a series of text effects run in sequence, we have advanced models using XML templates and external .as class files and run completely automated with updatable xml data.
4. Instant quick Preview
The components have a preview internally in the Component Inspector / Parameter Panel. Imagine if you have placed the text effect at frame 1000 and make a small change to the text effect and want to see the result. Instead of Test-Movie, playing the complete timeline which takes forever, you can check the preview window to see what it will look like.
5. Allows Flash 8+ Filters
From flash 8 and up, you can use a number of standard Flash 8 - Filters, including drop-shadow and bevel and outline options.
6. Pixelfont Support
Aside from the fact that you can edit effect source codes and you can optimize effects to use crystal clear fonts known as pixelfonts (fonts without blurry anti-aliased edges), there's even a specifically optimized selection of pixelfont components available. Great for clean typographic design.
7. Editable source code
As mentioned above, components are Library items and therefore they are editable. This means you can edit their actionscripting. There are a number of popular custom-modified models which can greatly save a big amount of manual work. Over the years we've helped hundreds of people doing minor and more complex custom changes to effect sources and templates so that they fit their specific needs. You can also edit support clips like flares, bees, balloons, twirls etc to your liking.
8. Effects are scripted
Unlike a lot of other text effect solutions, where the result is a series of keyframes, the components text effects is a result of scripting. This means they're much smaller in final kb size.
9. 1000+ effect variations
Far, far, far, more then any other text effect solution, the components offer over a thousand text effect variations (between 1200 / 1300). All original variations and not almost-clones variations like a for example swish and txEff.
10. Custom modifications support and Help
Support/Help inquires will be handled day or night and even during the weekends. In many cases we have jumped in to help on Sundays or right before a customer reaches his/her deadline. Since version 1.0 the Components have gained a very large number of improvements. Most of those improvements have origin in or were influenced by a customer request to do a specific custom modification or create a specific feature for them.
For those just starting we have a large online HELP section with many LIVEDEMOS with voiceover explaining how things work, you can simply sit back and watch and listen
Of course you'll also get the standard promises which all software offer, free support and updates and help documentation and livedemo tutorials, easy-to-use and user-friendly etc. that speaks for itself.
What do you need to use these effects?
For the Version 2 text effects using Actionscript 1.0 / 2.0 (V2 components available:
PJ / Supreme4 / Astro / Elite / Pixel Font / X-mas Mix ), you will need Macromedia/Adobe Flash MX or higher (-> MX / MX 2004 / MX 2004 professional, Flash 8 or Flash CS3 ) and Macromedia/Adobe Extension Manager to install the components.
For the Actionsript S3 packs you need Adobe Flash CS3 and Adobe Extension
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