3D export


I set up a scene with 3D elements in Animate Pro (used the features to rotate my drawings and compose some 3D buildings). However, when I want to export it as SWF, it doesn’t show that part with the 3d/shows it messed up.

Does anyone know why this is happening?

Thanks! :slight_smile:

So, there isn’t a way to export it as it is directly to SWF?

Also, I have two more questions:
1. Is there a way to export/adjust SWF that can be imported in Flash for further editing (for example, adding a preloader)? When I import my SWF’s, they don’t import the effects and such. If importing as video I need to decrease quality and resolution to fit it under the online web-portals limits (around 10MB).
2. I tried exporting a FLV. It runs smoothly, but the quality is decreased and pretty bad. Is there a way to fix this?


I found that I could only add external preloaders to *.swf generated by Animate. This is OK but I found it impossible to use external pre-loaders on submissions to sites such as Newgrounds, since their process doesn’t appear to support it.

I’m still thinking about this. If I find a solution that doesn’t involve CSn, I’ll post.


You might consider a decompiler to create an .fla file from your .swf. That would let you add your preloader and make any other edits. I have used this one;


The problem is that the SWF format is a format developed by Flash, and Flash doesn’t support 3D rotations. When we do an export to SWF, we take the 2D component of the 3D matrix and export that.


  1. The only thing that I can think of if you want to cheat the SWF is you could export the 3D bits as a quicktime movie, then import them back in again as a flat plane. But then you lose the lightness of the vector drawings.

    Regarding the import into Flash, it’s a limitation in Flash that when you import a SWF you lose a lot of information. This would be true as well if you had created effects directly in Flash, export a SWF, and import the SWF right back in again - it would lose all the data. It’s a little strange that Flash doesn’t support it, but SWF was originally intended to be a publishing format, not an exchange format.

    I know that there are people who have had solutions for creating a preloader. There are some apps that you could download to add one. Check out this previous post:


    2. Export to FLV. You could try to increase the bitrate.