1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 25, 2009 1:38 PM by Newsgroup_User

    manipulate illustrator images in Flash

    sledrevy
      Once i have imported Illustrator images into Flash (CS3) can i manipulate them, to animate them? If so How?

      Thanks

      T
        • 1. Re: manipulate illustrator images in Flash
          Level 7
          sledrevy,

          > Once i have imported Illustrator images into Flash (CS3)
          > can i manipulate them, to animate them? If so How?

          You'll find that your imported images are probably layered or nested
          into numerous groups, drawing objects, and symbols. Any one of those
          elements (groups, options, or symbols) behave just as if they were created
          in Flash, and you can minuplate them as such.

          If an imported image (with all its nested elements) is already on the
          Stage, just select the whole collection and convert the whole thing into a
          symbol. At that point, your symbol will behave just like any other ... you
          can move it as a collective group, you can change its alpha transparency,
          give it a tint, and so on. If your symbol is a movie clip, you can also
          alter its blend mode and add effects, such as drop shadow, blur, and the
          like.

          Let me know if that helps, or if you still have questions.


          David Stiller
          Co-author, Foundation Flash CS4 for Designers
          http://tinyurl.com/5j55cv
          "Luck is the residue of good design."