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Larry Bang
Import SWF into illustrator
on Apr 1, 2009 at 11:17:43 am

Hi there

Does anyone know if its possible to import an SWF file into illustrator (so i can adjust each frame individually)? I'm using CS4

Any help appreciated

Larry


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Abraham Chaffin
Re: Import SWF into illustrator
on Apr 6, 2009 at 4:25:35 pm

If you have Adobe Flash you can export a fla as an ai file under File > Export then choose .ai as the file type to export.

There's no way to directly import an swf into ai as the file types are not compatible. A swf is a compiled Flash application not really a graphic or movie though it can be used as one.

Abraham


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Larry Bang
Re: Import SWF into illustrator
on Apr 6, 2009 at 5:18:33 pm

Thanks Abraham


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Kalani Bright
Re: Import SWF into illustrator
on Jun 12, 2009 at 12:26:49 am

I had my computer forgotten then stolen and had completely lost the source code and art assets to the flash site I built. I was able to get some of this back by decompiling, opening the decompiled fla, and exporting the art assets I dragged onto the stage to an .AI file.

The code was completely mambo jambo and I elected to toss it, but at least I saved the art assets.

whew.


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Jorge Julian
Re: Import SWF into illustrator
on Nov 27, 2011 at 7:48:27 pm

Although this response is 2 yrs too late, someone in the future will have the same question and I have not seen anyone properly answer it (at least to my satisfaction).

What you can do:
1) Create a new document in Flash
2) File > import > import to stage
3) Scale all the elements so that they fit on the stage
4) File > Print > PDF > Save as Postscript
5) Give it a name and when done...
6) Open it in Illustrator! ;-p


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