Scaling old Flash Animations to larger HTML5 canvas

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Dec 16, 2019 Dec 16, 2019

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I'm converting a bunch of old Flash animations to HD video.  To do so, I first resize the stage canvas from 550px width to 1920px and also adjust stage height sufficiently (to eventually paste on to a new HD canvas of 1920px X 1080px).  In doing so, I'm struggling to find a tidy way to scale up my old Flash animations.  as it's difficult to select all frames (including keyframes) to scale them up and reposition as required.

 

Is there a knack to doing this?  Any tips?

 

Thanks,
Geoff

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Guide , Dec 16, 2019 Dec 16, 2019
Hi Geoff, From Modify menu, you can choose Document Settings.Make sure you check 'Scale content'If your files have a 4:3 ratio and you want to go to 16:9 just do the width first with scaling 'on' and then you will need to crop them in a second pass (scaling 'off'). That will mean chopping a strip at the top and bottom of your stage. For more precision, you can nest everything inside a Graphic Symbol, using Timeline Block To Symbol or manually.Working on the Main Timeline is not a good practice a...

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Hi Geoff,

 

From Modify menu, you can choose Document Settings.

Make sure you check 'Scale content'

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If your files have a 4:3 ratio and you want to go to 16:9 just do the width first with scaling 'on' and then you will need to crop them in a second pass (scaling 'off'). That will mean chopping a strip at the top and bottom of your stage.

 

For more precision, you can nest everything inside a Graphic Symbol, using Timeline Block To Symbol or manually.

Working on the Main Timeline is not a good practice and this is only one situation that can be easily avoided if files were set up properly from the beginning.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Nick – Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team – extensions for character animation – flash-powertools dot com

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Thanks Nick, that's helfpul.  

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