So, I am trying to create an interactive map in Flash Catalyst. I made the whole design in Adobe llustrator first, and now I want to import it into Flash Catalyst, but everytime I try, the whole design gets messed up and nothing shows up on the Art Board in Flash Catalyst. None of the layers show up except for one, which has nothing in it. I was wondering if anyone knew why this was happening, or if it's my fault or not. Thanks so much for your help in advance.
The Illustrator file I am using, you can download here: http://www.4shared.com/file/mUZUN2sK/ScotiaMap.html
I am using both CS5 versions. 64-bit HP laptop.
The AI file of yours has embedded images at 300 ppi and even 1000 ppi. Whereas web workflows use 72 ppi mostly. So if you try to use this file in FC those heavy rasters create issue with FC. For your project here is the workaround:
01) Either place link files in Illustrator instead of embedding and use "Downsample linked files (72 ppi)" option while importing AI file in FC or while exporting in FXG file format from AI OR
02) Use 72 ppi images instead of heavy images like 300 ppi or more
Hope this information helps. Thanks.
Are you using masks in your Illustrator file? If so, try removing them and seeing if the import will work.
Here are a few other resources related to Illustrator and Catalyst that should help you track down the issue: