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export movie clip into a series of png(images)

May 17, 2013 5:22 AM

Tags: #3.0 #export #animation #cs6

Hi Im using flash CS6 and I was wondering if it is possible to export a movie clip into a series of images, ie if there are 200 frames, convert the movie clip to 200 images...preferably png.

Thanks all!

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    May 17, 2013 5:41 AM   in reply to redG

    If its only one movieclip: Extract it on the main timeline and publish to PNG-Sequence

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    May 17, 2013 5:50 AM   in reply to redG

    My movie clip contains other movie clips at the moment

    If your movieclip contains other movieclips which are triggered with actionscript this method will not work.

    You will have to seperate this movielip from you main file, create a swf and convert the swf with a swf2video converter or export it as Quicktime/animation.

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    Nov 20, 2013 2:47 PM   in reply to redG

    We write blitting scripts(AIR) that essentially frame capture to create sequences or sprite sheets (RGBA32 png no problem)

    the only downside is you need to author a definitive start -> end to define the number of frames you want.


    if you nest a Bird flap with 5 frames clips inside a 6 frame hop then the clip will only loop perffectly if you author 30 frames...

    if you want to make it exactly 6 frames without skipping you need to manually unify these motions


    There is sprite packing software (such as texture packer) which will blit a swf [movieClip]; I  author traditional 2D vFX in flash, add some blur/glow and other tween FX such as advanced color/alpha changes. (make sure the timelines are unified) Bring the swf to Texturepacker and the thing blits out the sprite sheet wonderfully with all the movieClip filter FX.

    works great,



    too bad the native flash software can't do this.  in order to do it in flash you have to use graphic symbols. therefore the timelines must show you the animation and what you see is what you get.  And since they have to be graphics you don't get any movieclip filters blur/glow .  dissapointing

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    Nov 20, 2013 3:35 PM   in reply to moccamaximum

    You don't have to extract it to the main timeline. Just change all your movieclips to graphics (on the stage, not in the library), and then expand the piece of timeline that contains each graphic enough that it can fully play.

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