After Effects (2021) won't open Adobe Animate 2021 projects..

Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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Is there any solution to this?
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After Effects wont open my animation projects, it can still open swf. files,
but not my adobe animate projects.
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Current Builds:
Adobe Animate CC V.2021.0.1 [Build 3719]
Adobe After Effects V.18.1.0 [Build 38]

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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it's not clear what you mean by "animation project", but Supported file formats in After Effects (adobe.com)

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Ah, my bad. But specifically, After Effects won't accept my fla. projects.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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what makes you think ae can open a fla file?

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Community Beginner ,
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Flash Animation or FLA. files. The default file when you save a new project.

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ae doesn't open fla files.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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There is a setting in adobe animate where you can "optimize" your fla. or flash animation projects for After Effects Integration. So far, it still didn't work for me..

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embed a screenshot showing  animate's dialogue re: optimizing a fla for ae.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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that's a swf setting, not a fla setting.

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Community Beginner ,
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Didn't claim it was an fla. setting, just thought that setting might have helped so I mentioned it. Guess I'll just reinstall animate again..

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you stated, "There is a setting in adobe animate where you can "optimize" your fla. or flash animation projects for After Effects Integration. So far, it still didn't work for me".

 

if you reinstall animate the result will be the same.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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It is selecting swf in that window

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Enthusiast ,
Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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In publish settings, did you check the "Optimize for After Effects" box?

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If that's not it, you can still choose "SWF Archive" from the same window to generate the layered SWFs directly instead of relying on After Effects' conversion.

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Thanks, but I already checked that setting. Still, After Effects refuses to import my fla. files..

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Enthusiast ,
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Go with SWF Archive then.

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I did but the layers are not separate, it literally gives me the whole rendered animation.

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Enthusiast ,
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It will only separate the layers at root level, it'd be the same result if you dropped the fla in after effects.

If you nested everything inside a symbol you have to copy its contents and paste them on the main stage.

 

I'd also suggest to update both Animate and After Effects, at least to the latest patch of that year.

The latest patch for Animate 21 was 21.0.9

The latest patch for After Effects 18 was 18.4.1

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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Culture Cleaver, FLA is a document format, It cant encode that, encode it through media encoder then put it through After Effects.

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Enthusiast ,
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That's a different topic. It's not about encoding, After Effects can import FLAs as layered SWFs since 2019 https://youtu.be/-ewe8aGGGFk

Adobe Animate documents can now be imported directly into Adobe After Effects! Download practice files to follow along: https://adobe.ly/2Qx22Y9Now you can e...

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