3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 30, 2007 9:54 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Import SWF's that use components

    goofball2
      I'm using a Flipping Book component in Flash that's really cool, and I'm trying to get the exported SWF into Director.
      When I import the SWF, everything in it works except the flip-book component. It just doesn't show up.

      My only guess as to the problem is that maybe Director doesn't like importing the components with the rest of the SWF....

      Has anyone else had an issue like this, and perhaps can suggest a solution?

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Import SWF's that use components
          Level 7
          What version of Flash are you using? What version of Director? If you're
          using Flash 8, are you using Director MX 2004 with the Flash 8 update?

          If the versions are correct and other Flash 8 files will play in
          Director, does this component require any external files? If it does
          then you will need to link the .swf, and not fully import it.

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          Rob
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          • 2. Re: Import SWF's that use components
            goofball2 Level 1
            Flash MX Professional 2004 (v 7.2)
            Director MX (v 9.0)

            The component does not link to any external files. It simply references "linkage" names from the library. It functions well as an SWF in or out of a browser, and as an .exe projector file.

            I have tried both fully importing the swf into Director, and just linking to it. The result is the same: the component doesn't show up. This Flipping Book is not the only component that shows this behavior - I think it's a component problem in general.

            I just did a test where I tried importing an SWF into director which used the ScrollPane component. There is nothing else in the SWF other than the component instance and the library clip that is scrolls. The swf worked fine by itself or as a projector, but import it into Director and the component just doensn't show up. There is an outline on the stage where it should be, but the scrolling content doesn't appear - and I've tried having the component itself link to an external swf file as well as an internal library clip.

            Is something not being compiled correctly during the import? I'm stumped...
            • 3. Re: Import SWF's that use components
              Level 7
              The problem is that Director MX is not compatible with Flash MX 2004
              content when it's published using actionscript 2 and/or Flash player 7.
              Director MX is only compatible with Flash player 6, so no components
              will work.

              You'll have to update your copy of Director. You could download the
              trial version to try it out.

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              Rob
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              Rob Dillon
              Adobe Community Expert
              http://www.ddg-designs.com
              412-243-9119

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