2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 7, 2010 11:49 PM by Mylenium

    Movie Clip Nested Inside MC

    uxk Level 1


      I have a Movie Clip Nested into another Movie Clip, that works fine in Flash and when exported as a SWF. When I import that same SWF into After Effects, and re-export it as another SWF format, the nested movie clip does not work. Any clue?

      Thank you

        • 1. Re: Movie Clip Nested Inside MC
          Todd_Kopriva Level 8

          Here's a note from After Effects Help that gives a brief list of limitations of SWF import:


          • SWF (continuously rasterized)

            Note: SWF files are imported with an alpha channel. Audio is not retained. Interactive content and scripted animation are not retained. Animation defined by keyframes in the main, top-level movie is retained.



          It's that last sentence that is directly relevant here.


          There's more about working with Flash and After Effects here.

          • 2. Re: Movie Clip Nested Inside MC
            Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

            What Todd said... If this is a regular workflow for you, you should author your flash content in such a fashion that the nested clips are dynamically loaded external SWFs by thmeselves. This would allow you to import them separately in AE... Otehr than that you may also consider Flash Catalyst for doing specific animations. It is kinda like AE with its timeline, but can handle Flash stuff fully...