Pasteboard showing in published file

New Here ,
Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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I'm publishing a swf file of an animation and I can't seem to figure out why everything on my pasteboard is visible in addition to what's on my stage. The pasteboard doesn't show when I test the animation, only once I've published.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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That's how SWFs have always worked. If your window is larger than your stage resolution, you'll see outside the stage. That's why SWFs are almost always displayed at a fixed resolution or fixed aspect ratio.

 

Really, there's no such thing as a pasteboard in Flash/Animate. The stage actually includes everything on the timeline at any given frame, and the "stage" is just a viewport onto this. That's why you should avoid leaving unused junk outside the stage. All that stuff has a performance and memory impact.

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Thanks for the reply. Still pretty new to all this so I didn't know that about swf files.

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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And what are you planning on doing with that SWF? All major web browsers are going to stop supporting them in about a month.

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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It's for submission of a course project. Nothing actually being published and used, but I needed to be able to email a completed animation and that seemed the easiest route.

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Mentor ,
Nov 24, 2020 Nov 24, 2020

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Mask your stage.

 

For an example how to do it, get this template: https://flash-powertools.com/edapt-movie-template-free-download/

 

Nick - Character Designer and Animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of the Flanimate Powertools Team - extensions for character animation

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Nov 25, 2020 Nov 25, 2020

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Thanks! I'll give it a try.

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