trying to get started with heavily integrating flash as a tool for design (even though i lay stuff up in PS cause i find it faster). i know that most people advise to save images as .PNG when going from PS-to-Flash. then for AI-to-Flash do export as .SWF.
however, i made a logo recently with AI and tried both copy&paste and the export method to Flash, the logo still turned out jaggy. just wondering if anyone knows 1:1 ratio of quality for AI-to-Flash transfer?
its weird… colors are ok, i tried everything. using the AI-export2swf-to-Flash method works (somewhat). biggest problem lies when you resize down. i guess Flash should have a feature like AI’s “Object > Flatten Transparency”.
here’s a PSD with screenshots…the layer name is pretty explanatory. let me know if you have any other ideas or solutions. i’ll have this .zip file up for a few weeks to help visualize the situation.
that layer is the imported .swf from AI. no scale/resize. the type is converted to outlines, as well as flattened transparency which is useful if you resize it (in AI at least).
i think the problem that i cant seem to solve is when i resize the artwork (imported .swf from AI) in Flash. is there a setting so that the artwork stays proportional (curves/lines/etc) like it is when you “flatten transparency” in AI?
in the .AI file, the top ‘test c’ text is flattened. b/c i dont have the cochin font myself; and tweaked it for whatevers. but in this case, just take it for what its worth–flattened vector. on the bottom ‘test test test’ text …its outlined-Arial.
i then either export-to-swf the artwork, or cut&pasted to the .FLA
you can take a look at the results via .SWF (using play) or the .FLA preview (using bandwidth profiler per frame)
one thing to pay attention to is the cut&paste section (both original size, and resized version); and the resized version of the imported section.
one thing i got out of this experiment i guess, is that if a text is ‘absolutely flattened’ (text>outline>flattened, or text>flattened, in AI) and transferred to FLASH via ‘cut&paste’ …the points/anchors causes the vector to be jaggy in FLASH. i.e. you can take a look at frame 4 and zoom 2x looking at the ‘C’.
last but not least, i dont know if there’s a fix for this or not, but either way of doing ‘import’ or ‘cut&paste’ and resizing down to make the vector artwork to be smaller–it makes it fuzzy as can be seen on the .SWF.
well if you guys and gals can take a look to verifiy this theory and prove it wrong–the better.