Hi, I'm doing a cartoon in Flash CS5.5. I wish I could export an orange (a circle shape) from Illustrator to Flash. No problem I can do it. The problem is that I cannot export only the shape...I mean: the orange; it comes inside a square. When I try to put orange 1 close to orange 2 the square's vertex cover orange's shape. Do you understand what I mean? Would you mind gimme a hand?
Thanks for your help. Get a look in the link below...
Neither PNG files solve this problem. Do we have a B plan?
See the link below.
As can see, there is a big background behind the biggest orange ball which really becomes transparent, and a small background (see its corner in front of that gray thing) which does not become transparent...
Do we have a C plan?
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from Flash Documentation...I used Paste Using AI File Importer Preferences
If you copy and paste (or drag-and-drop) artwork between Illustrator and Flash, the Paste dialog box appears, which provides import settings for the AI file being copied (or pasted).
I'm really impressed.
This is what I got.
I copy the artwork at illustrator.
But I cannot paste the image at Flash.
Would you mind post me a tutorial...kind of:
1 - Do this...
2 - Do that...
You might treat me as a retarded, I don't mind.
Ok, I was doing wrong.
Get a look...
Get a look...
See?...I've done everything correctly, but the white square came with the pencil...What magic are u doing?
You should start with learning the difference between raster and vector images. Then learn different techniques of how to draw vector images. Perhaps read the manual. There are lots of video tutorial movies linked in the manual. Watch them.
I agree with Monika, you should start by reading the help files, watch videos, or whatever your learning technique is, whatever you did to learn flash, ditto for illustrator.
just to help you not to go crazy, and to complete you transfer Illustrator to Flash question, do this, and by all means it won't get you the desired result quality-wise, but merely to complete the exercise.
- select your pencil
- click on the "Live Trace Button" in the Control Panel
- click on the "Expand" button
- tap "Y" on your keyboard to get the Magic Wand Tool
- click on a white area in your pencil image (with the Magic Wand)
- remove the fill (click on the [None] color swatch)
put you image against a dark background or turn on the Transparency Grid to make sure you got rid of the white areas, before you copy/paste into flash
If this is something you think would work for you I will do a tutorial as a video but you will have to do a little reading on how to use illustrator and the tools and the difference between vector and raster images as the others have suggested.
Notice that when I select the group of objects they are in fact separate parts as opposed to one image that has no parts such as a raster image.
Here it is psted in Flash and as you can see it has not white background now if this is detaied enough for your purposes I will do a video?
Yes! This is exactly what I'm looking for: no white background, only the subject. I'm waiting your video.
I wish I could explain everybody that I'm demanding too much atencion cuz my cartoon is demanding too much work: it has more than 8 minutes: 14.400 frames until now...
Here is a tutorial it will give also the idea behind some of the basics of Illustrator but if you know flash then you should have some idea how the tools work.
Also you can use the first step I take wwith the pen tool to outline the image and then instead of creating the pencil use that outline as a clipping mask.
I'll explain that next.
Here is what you do to make a clipping mask.
In this case you do not turn your image into a template you just leave as it is placed in AI.
Then you trace the outline of the pencil as below the blue lines are the pen tools path.
Then you select the image and the traced outline path
then you go to Object>Clipping Mask>Make
then to add the drop shadow you select the art and go to Effect>Stylize>Drop Shadow
then you copy and paste int flash and you get this
But I think with the kind of art you need you might find it better to creating it all ove and then you will more easily make it to your own requirements if you do not like the swipe art.
and of course you avoid copyright issues.
Ok, thank you all very much!
I need to pratice that pencil tool. I cannot get a straigh line with it. I think it's just a question of time until I get what I want. Thks everybody.
I hope you upload your video to You tube...