2 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2009 4:55 PM by elaine montoya

    unable to recompile swf whilst its project is open :(

    knickknackpaddy

      Hi - Ive got a swf imported into an AE cs3 project. Really annoyingly I have to close the project to be able to recompile the fla! Is there any work around with this as its very time consuming?

       

      thanks for your help!

        • 1. Re: unable to recompile swf whilst its project is open :(
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          You could save it to a different name then use the Replace Footage functions in AE...

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: unable to recompile swf whilst its project is open :(
            elaine montoya Level 3

            Hmmm.... I'm not sure if that is specifically a CS3 problem, as I don't have an issue with it, but I'm using CS4.

             

            Tell me if you have followed these steps in integrating Flash and AE:

             

            1. open flash

            2. create animation

            3. save .fla file

            4. export or hit return/enter to create .swf file

            5. open AE

            6. create a new comp

            7. import the swf file to your project panel

            8. drag the swf file to the timeline

            9. hit 'spacebar' to test (or any other form of preview)

            10. go back to the opened FLA file in Flash

            11. make some changes

            12. save the FLA

            13. export a swf, or click return/enter to test the file creating a .swf

            14. go back into AE

            15. select the swf file that you previously imported in AE

            16. right click and selete 'reload footage'

            17. test your AE file again to see if it has updated the footage.

             

            Let me know your results.

             

            good luck!

            elaine