Is there a way to save out/export vector art from Flash CC to open as vector art in Illustrator CC?
Hi James ,
Further , we will have vector export from Flash as one of the features for our next major update.
Thanks and Regards,
Adobe Flash Professional Team
I loved the FXG format, I do all my vector drawing in Flash and FXG was a breath of fresh air to me because it exported everything perfectly. Including, finally, after many years, the gradients. Now I find it is gone, I am heatbroken :-)
Thank you for your response. Unfortunately I do not know programing so am unable to do anything with the code in the link provided. This process has caused quite allot of stress as I was able to make something work with one of my clients Flash files into Illustrator but not the other. I have CC and previous versions of Flash but none of them work for what I need. Even when I am able to get an FXG file saved it will not open in Illustrator and I keep getting the same message that the "file needs to be validated". I have no clue what that means or how to validate it. There is nothing online to help.
Is this a problem that Adobe has recognized and that is why it has been removed… for a rebuild? If so, I certainly hope they come up with a better solution than previous solutions. I am surprised there are no posts about this online as I would think it is a headache for others as well.
I am sorry for all of my frustrations and I am certainly not trying to take them out on you. I am just trying to remove vector art from Flash to work with in Illustrator. Easy enough from Illustrator to Flash.
Please let me know of any other solutions you might have and thank you again for your response.
Checking in... wondering if you had any luck extracting the vector art I sent last wednesday to be used in Illustrator.
Please let me know as soon as possible.
This is not only frustrating, this is just unconsciousness !....
I draw all my vectors in Flash because it is just the tool I need to draw vector arts.
And then I need to export them to print them, or to share them with others.
And the only way I could do it was by exporting it in FXG.
Now there is no way to export vector files from Flash CC.
If Adobe wanted to kill Flash, it is one good way.... But hey, Adobe has already begun to kill Flash with CS4, so.....
Same here, I find that somehow Flash is much easier for drawing vectors than Illustrator. Somehow this doen't get picked up though. I'm back using CS6 mainly because of the object-level undo.
I started drawing in Illustrator with version 1 in 1987, but when I learned the Flash way of doing it I found I preferred Flash for many types of illustrations. With FXG I'd export vectors from Flash and import them into Illustrator for tweaking. It was shocking when I opened Flash CC and didn't see the export or the import for Illustrator CC. I had to go back to working in CS6 like many others. Very disappointing Adobe.
Let me say that the import of illustrator files works pretty well. And that's a really good point.
But there is a real lack of export from Flash CC to illustrator.
Hope it is in the way of being corrected. Or reimplemented.
Yes Alesclandre , we are looking into Flash-Illustrator workflows for the next update and we will have a vector export from Flash which could be imported into Adobe Illustrator.
Are you signed up for the Flash Pro Prerelease ? .If not, do you want to be signed up ?
You will be able to find information on what the post CC product releases are looking like
Flash Pro Team
Here is the link
Hi James ,
I was able to convert the file to SVG and the generated SVG gets rendered properly in all browsers and also Inkscape. But on importing the file into Adobe Illustrator , it crashes.
Let me see if there is some way to run it in Illustrator. For the time being I am emailing you the svg generated from the FLA file.
Thanks and Regards,
This is ABSOLUTELY maddening. Are you kidding me? MANY MANY MANY people use flash for illustration. There is no literally no way to export a file as a usable vector file. I have a project due for a client tomorrown and now I have no way to deliver it to them, which is also a result of Adobe disabling my ability to even save the file as a CS5 format.
Please stop removing features from your software at random without even knowing what your users are using. This is absolutely unacceptable and ridiculous.
RoosterJuice1... your sentiments resonate strong.
I am not a software programer but this issue seems like it should be more than simple to accomplish and not take away from Flash. It is bad enough that Flash is suffering a possible slow death.
Maybe those of us who need this feature just DONT MATTER to Adobe. I guess we will see in the next version if our prayers are answered... if there is a next version.
At our workplace, we were frustrated with Flash CC but we figured out Adobe still lets Creative Cloud subscribers download CS6.
Log in and then go here:
Then look for the dropdown under the header "In This Version" and switch the dropdown to CS6.
CS6 exports to fxg, among other things prior to useful artists' features being scrapped or re-made to an alpha state.
@gataviano - Not only was the response in July, but it said "we are looking into Flash-Illustrator workflows for the next update and we will have a vector export from Flash which could be imported into Adobe Illustrator." We've had an update since that post and it did not include any such functionality.
you can export Flash artwork out as a PDF and import into Illustrator. Look up printing from flash specfically Joshua Davis as he creates complex illustrations from Flash and exports them into Illustrator by way of print to postscipt.
it can still be done in Flash CC but you need to find the right print driver.