I'm somewhat new to After Effects, but my buddy and I created a video that we NEED to export as a SWF file that doesn't loop playback. Unfortunately, when we tried exporting to a SWF in AE CS6 (on a Mac), it didn't work or even give us an error. Instead, we exported to an MOV file and then compressed that and converted it to a SWF file with Total Video Converter Pro as a sort of workaround. That didn't give us the ability to set the loop playback to "off" however, so now the SWF just plays the video (14 seconds long) over and over.
Obviously we don't have a Flash file that we can just edit with an Action Script or anything--the video was done in AE and I can't see how else we could work around that other than if there is a setting in After Effects to export to a SWF with loop playback disabled.
Has anyone ever experienced this issue before, and is there any way we might be able to do this?
After Effects should export the SWF. Does this tutorial help?
Thanks for the response, but I realized part of the problem is what is described in this thread already. Seems as though AE CS6 doesn't like to make SWFs when Photoshop or Illustrator files are involved.
Yes I was about to come back and mention that this might be the problem. Try rendering your animation out of After Effects as a Quicktime. Then bring it back in and export as SWF. Although, the file sizes are large, this workaround seems to be working for many folks.