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Exporting vector based images

Aug 16, 2013 3:03 AM

Tags: #flash_professional #image_quality #vector_file #vector_art

What is the best way of exporting vector based images from Flash so I can open it in Illustrator?

I frequently design basic vector graphics in Flash as I find manipulating shapes much easier and intuitive. Now with the upgrade I am finding this impossible to save out and it has really slowed down my progress.

Is there anyway whatsoever in achieving this as Flash is, after all a brilliant vector based programme?

 

Best regards,

Sam

 
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  • kglad
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:01 AM   in reply to Sam-Rios

    svg is the only vector export option in flash.

     
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:06 AM   in reply to Sam-Rios

    click file>export>export image and select svg from the file type options.

     
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  • kglad
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:33 AM   in reply to Sam-Rios

    i see you don't have that option.  i don't have flash cc activated on my mac right now so i can't confirm if that's an expected mac limitation or a problem with your installation.

     

    i'll try to remember to deactivate my office flash cc so i can test on my home mac later today.

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 8:13 AM   in reply to Sam-Rios

    sorry, i keep forgetting to deactivate at my office.

     

    by the end of the day, i'm usually distracted thinking about something else.  (like getting home and eating food.)

     

    have you updated your flash cc?  i know any update was released recently.  i don't know if it fixed this issue, though.

     
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    Aug 28, 2013 2:15 PM   in reply to kglad

    My Flash CC does not allow .FXG or .eps export any longer either. CS 6 does it but not Flash CC. I rwad somewhere there was a n update coming that will supposedly make this even better but it'd be nice to have it right now without having to keep CS 6 on my computer as well. For what it's worth, My CS 6 does not have svg export either. Neither does Flash CC.

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 1:17 PM   in reply to Sam-Rios

    Hi Sam-Rios,

     

    SVG export is a Work in Progress for exporting out vector content from Flash CC and would be usable in Illustrator as well. This would be available with the next major update to be released shortly.

     

    For now, you may try out a third party SVG exporter for Flash Pro:

    https://github.com/davebelais/Extensible/blob/master/Javascript/Extens ible/SVG.jsfl

     

    Hope this helps!

     

    -Nipun

     
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    Aug 30, 2013 2:29 PM   in reply to Nipun Asthana

    yeah that does help until you guys get your stuff together... How do I impliment that jsfl script?

     
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    Sep 1, 2013 11:46 PM   in reply to Asymetrical

    What are Adobe thinking? This is like a importent feature for so many people...

     
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