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Jacob Owens
Create ai / eps image sequence proxy
on Jan 31, 2010 at 10:00:59 pm


I'm working with flash animators who have been delivering swf files to me.

I often get "this swf file is damaged or unsupported" error. This is NOT when I'm importing, but randomly when working. It happens after a few minutes of working and it's unpredictable.. I've trid different versions of flash to export with, etc. No luck.

I'm wondering if there's a way to just create proxies of my swf as ai / eps image sequences so they re-link by themselves without having to do it from flash for each one. I have about 100 scenes so rendering out each one from flash would be painful. I also need them to remain vector.

I can keep working like this, having to restart every few minutes, but I figured I would throw this out there.

Using AE CS4 on mac. Flash CS4

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Walter Soyka
Re: Create ai / eps image sequence proxy
on Feb 1, 2010 at 3:15:30 pm

I've also always used Flash for this; I don't know any other way to get a vector sequence.

Do you get the errors on renders, or just while you're working? If you can render cleanly from the SWF, you might create a rasterized proxy from the SWF so you can work, and then use a render settings template that ignores proxies for final output.

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