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  • Need to open SWF in Illustrator

    Posted by Rod Duarte on November 22, 2018 at 10:51 pm


    I ordered some artwork from a friend and the software he uses, only exports in either SWF or FXG.

    Neither of these are opening correctly in Illustrator.

    I understand SWF is a Flash file extension, but Creative Cloud no longer has Flash, it’s dead right?
    So how do I convert to AI, SVG or something?


    Rod Duarte replied 5 years, 7 months ago 1 Member · 3 Replies
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  • Rod Duarte

    November 22, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    I’ve figured it out, so to help others, here’s what I did:

    Installed Animate CC
    Created a new project
    Imported SWF into stage
    Clicked each layer, copy
    Paste inside Illustrator

    It’s annoying having to reposition them to recreate the original drawing but hey.

  • Rod Duarte

    November 23, 2018 at 12:03 am


    Illustrator sees the layers as TIFFs if I do it this way, so it’s rasterizing the images… which defeats the purpose of using vectors.


  • Rod Duarte

    November 23, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Ok this thread is funny, it’s just me talking to myself but…


    Just had to actually “Publish” from Animate. Picked SVG format.

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