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Why does the 'publish preview' screen in flash cs5 show part of the animation and then turns blank?

May 21, 2013 3:04 AM

Tags: #cs5.5 #bug #animation #flash_cs5.5_crashing

Hi I am creating frame by frame animation in photoshop.

 

I am importing the photoshop files into flash using

 

FILE > IMPORT > IMPORT TO STAGE

 

I used to be able to preview or "line test" my animation easily by clicking on:

 

FILE > PUBLISH PREVIEW > FLASH

 

I could watch the animation loop and see where improvements are needed. Now, flash struggles a lot with the files, takes a long time to load the preview, when it finally does, it shows me maybe a third of the animation, turns blank, and acts as if all my frames are completely blank. I cannot later see them on my main work surface either.

 

Does anyone know what is going on? I keep restarting flash but the same problem persists.

 

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions

 
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  • kglad
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    May 21, 2013 4:20 AM   in reply to weronika_w

    how many frames in your swf?

    how large is your swf?

     
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  • kglad
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    May 21, 2013 5:49 AM   in reply to weronika_w

    that's over 100megs of images so you are probably hitting a flash cs5/system limit.

     

    are you using an alpha channel and layering some of these images over one another?

     
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  • kglad
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    May 21, 2013 9:16 AM   in reply to weronika_w

    is there some reason you cannot use vectors for your animation?

     

    vector animation is one of flash'es strong points. 

     
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