I am working on creating an interactive PDF with some image animations. I am exporting the InDesign file to SWF, then converting that SWF to a PDF. The animations work, however, the InDesign layers are getting lost somewhere in the process. Does anyone know how to maintain layers in this process?
I found out a solution to get the effect that I was looking for, and the PDF can be viewed and downloaded from the following website: http://www.schwob.com/pdf/interactive/interactivepdf.pdf
The resulting PDF achieved three goals: The resulting PDF has layers from InDesign, it has animations, and if users do not have the correct PDF viewer, they get a warning saying the PDF hasn’t loaded properly (shown in the attached image).
The only downside to this solution is that the SWF portion of the page isn’t associated with a layer, and the visibility cannot be hidden through the PDF layers panel.
If anyone knows how to achieve this effect in an easier way, or if they know of a way to control the visibility of a SWF file in an interactive PDF, please let me know.