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how do i import an svg in flash 8?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2024 Mar 03, 2024

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does anyone know how to import an svg into the stage in flash 8? i tried dragging and dropping the svg into the stage but it doesent show the svg

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Mar 03, 2024 Mar 03, 2024

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one more option, file > import .

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Guru ,
Mar 03, 2024 Mar 03, 2024

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Convert SVG to a readable vector format in an application such as Inkscape:

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Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2024 Mar 03, 2024

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when i finish importing it, it gives me this

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Guru ,
Mar 03, 2024 Mar 03, 2024

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What part of my answer above was difficult to understand?

 

Flash 8 does not know what a SVG is.

To proceed, you need to convert your SVG to something that Flash 8 can read.

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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i did import the converted file (.ai) though, and it still gave me an error though

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Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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When exporting the SVGs, try to convert them to the lowest possible version, for example - Illustrator 3.

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- Vlad: UX and graphic design, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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o ok

but i dont have illustrator though (i dont plan on ever getting illustrator)

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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but i just looked up a video on how to download adobe illustrator for free just incase

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Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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how'd you convert to an file without illustrator?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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i could use another file converter website/program

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Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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it seems a lot simpler to convert to a bitmap and then convert to a vector in flash 8, if that's important.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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i already did that before

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Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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then what's the problem?

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Mar 04, 2024 Mar 04, 2024

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the reason why i asked this question is because i wanted to experiment something with importing svgs into flash 8

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for svgs, you have two ways to import and you reported that you tried them both and they both failed.  that's the end of the svg story.

 

@n. tilcheff, suggested a work-around (using a different image format).  if that's not satisfactory, then you're out of luck.

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