5 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2009 2:04 AM by 843851

    HMatte - HFlatMatte - HImageEffectMatte - etc

    843851
      Hello all,

      I want to display an image in an xlet, that gradually disappears (e.g. like a fade-out, disappear line per line,...). My only two leads here are http://www.mhp-interactive.org/tutorial/mhp/video-graphics-integration.shtml (two thumbs up for the tutorial by the way) and http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/cmr/dase/apps/stockticker.html (where some xlet supposedly uses the setMatte function to render some text to 40% opacity - although the screenshot at the top of the page just shows a 100% opacity blue text on white background).

      You've guessed it by now: I'm stuck. I first tried something on the Philips SilverBox: it did not work, and no error appeared. I then tried it on the Philips DSR5600, and there it generated an error (with HMatteException message being "null" - what a great help!). I do not seem to understand how this Matte-stuff ought to be used to get any results.

      Is there anyone out there who tried and/or succeeded using setMatte(...). If the whole idea of using Matte for this thing seems awkward to any of you, you may always point out the better thing to use.

      Regards,
      D.