first of all I ask you to look at picture a.jpg.
As you can see I have a text wrapped around a picture of a car. The text follows the shape of the car.
To do like that I had to work in fireworks reducing the font size and in some line I had to reduce space between letters (note, one line = one text field -> crazy (-: ) to make it perfectly around the car.
Customer wanted me to have non antialiased text, because this one it’s too smooth and hard to read, I must agree…:td:
Look at pic b.jpg
This is non antialiased text, still a png in fireworks, still a horrible solution.
As you can see it also gives strange stretch artifacts…;(
Now look at pic c.jpg
It’s just a horrible PS simulation, don’t worry, about the graphics…
this may be a good solution:
-load the text from a text file or an XML (easy)
-auto wrap the text around the car (impossible? I can’t figure out how… Maybe recreating the shape with the brush in flash and using something similar to the hit test? I really don’t know…)
-scroll the text between all those text line (not very easy (for me ) but can be done)
Maybe it can be done with just one text field? Or one per side?
If you can figure out a good solution please let me know… Thank you.