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Illustrator artwork in Flash

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visualguy

7:58 am on May 7, 2002 (gmt 0)



Anyone know how to keep Flash from rounding the corners and ends of imported Illustrator artwork? I have this nice, blocky icon design with a lot of 90 degree angles, and in Flash it comes in with rounded corners. Not exactly what I wanted. Seems that even when I draw a line within Flash it shows the same characteristics (round corners, ends) although boxes look fine. Is there anything I can do about this? Thanks!

korkus2000

12:04 pm on May 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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There is a corner radius setting in flash that you need to turn off. What version of flash are you using?

This one should have rounded corners. Remember: Flash will remember this setting so before you draw another standard rectange you should set it back to 0.

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It could also be your smooth pencil modifier.

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lauren1396

3:18 pm on May 7, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've had difficulty taking graphics from Illustrator to Flash in the past. The two solutions I've come up with are to import the Illustrator graphics into Fireworks and re-save them. Or to save the file as Illustrator 7.0 - only problem is that you lose any gradients you had.

visualguy

6:42 am on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0)



Hey guys. Thanks for the tips. So a weird combination of things finally led to a solution. (BTW I'm using Flash 5 / Fireworks 4 / AI 9 on a Mac) The import into Fireworks gave the same rounded results, but I was able to set the stroke in Fireworks to basic:hard line and get the lines sharp and square again. Exporting an SWF and an AI and re-importing into Flash gave exactly the same results as the original EPS. Finally, a simple copy/paste from Fireworks into Flash solved the problem. Go figure. (This did not work from Illustrator to Flash, BTW) As far as drawing lines in Flash, anything over 2 pts still has rounded ends. Try a 10 pt line and see if you can make the ends flat. Great for drawing the Macromedia logo, I suppose. I'll stick with Fireworks for now. Thanks again!

mivox

5:38 pm on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Finally, a simple copy/paste from Fireworks into Flash solved the problem. Go figure. (This did not work from Illustrator to Flash, BTW)

Interesting, but not too surprising... Macromedia-->Macromedia works fine, but Adobe-->Macromedia doesn't. ;)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld visualguy! Glad you were able to get some good suggestions (I don't personally use Illustrator or Flash, so I couldn't be much help myself)... Hope you'll be visiting again!