One of the designs I am working on has a truckload of stripes over color gradients on different elements throughout the application. Now I could either have custom graphics for the elements embedded in the fla or do the more fun thing and write a class that drew stripes for me. So here it is. These are the first released classes from my voodoo framework (more on that later).
The Stripes class works as follows:
It creates a BitmapData object draws two rectangles, one semi-transparent and the other transparent. The BitmapData is then drawn on the target MovieClip using beginBitmapFill after being skewed by a Transformation Matrix.
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You can download the zip file with the AS file and fla here. I have also included the GradientRect class which lets you easily draw gradient rectangles on any MovieClip.
P.S. Thanks to unijimpe for the wp-swfobject plugin. Easiest way to embed swfs in WordPress.