Dynamic Text around an Ellipse

Recently I had to create a dynamic menu that required some text to wrap around an ellipse. Getting the rotation correct involved calculating the angle of the tangent around the ellipse which was a challenge. Also the letter spacing was tricky and I don't think I have the best solution for this but it seems to work quite well.

Here is a quick demo I put together tonight of it in action

ellipticaltext

click to launch
download source CS5 (also requires minimalcomps Slider source)

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  1. […] framework (AS3.0) and is XML driven to support multiple languages. This is the site I wrote the dynamic text around an ellipse code for, as it is used for the range menu. It is a great looking site with some nice water and […]

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