Solved

Redraw Images in Flash

Posted on 2003-10-28
6
801 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hey,
Is there a way of redrawing simple Images in flash so it as if they had been made in flash, so there is no pixalation, as there would be if they had been imported images?  If not, is there some other way apart from drawing the images in flash themselves to avoid pixalation?

Liam
0
Comment
Question by:Liam2k3
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:negatyve
negatyve earned 250 total points
ID: 9637653
You've got two solutions:

• import bigger images, and resize them, so that zooming is not so bad from the first step
• import the image, select it on the stage, go to menu Modify\Trace Bitmap: this command converts the raster image to a vectorial image (but it's not always the right choice: you'll got an "artistic" effect, sometimes adding a lot of kilobytes to the movie weight)
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Calron earned 250 total points
ID: 9637665
You will have to use a separate program, like CorelTrace (is in the CorelDraw package) to convert your image to a vector image. This is an open source tool that does the same but takes a bit getting used to:

http://autotrace.sourceforge.net/

The pixelization in flash comes from the fact that a bitmap image only contains the information of the color of each pixel, so you are limited to a certain size, after which you have pixelization.

Vector images only store the information of shapes ans filling, so they can be changed in size nearly unlimited, but are limited in the complexity of the image.

What you have to do is change our images to vectors and then import them to flash. This takes a bit of experimentation (especially in the settings of your utility to vectorize the image) but once you get the hang of it it can be done quite quickly.

Really simple images are the fastest if you import them into flash (or any other vector drawing program) and on a separate level redraw the image using the flash tools, but for that they have to be really simple (i.e. starts, triangles, etc).
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Liam2k3
ID: 9637743
Yea, I was using vector based images, mainly PNG files but I ran into problems, when the edges started to blur, when I had imported the Images, so I'll try those solutions and report back to you.
0
ScreenConnect 6.0 Free Trial

Discover new time-saving features in one game-changing release, ScreenConnect 6.0, based on partner feedback. New features include a redesigned UI, app configurations and chat acknowledgement to improve customer engagement!

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Liam2k3
ID: 9637871
Thinking about it, PNG isn't vector, whoops.
0
 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:negatyve
negatyve earned 250 total points
ID: 9637884
you could export your images with a vectorial format, like swf itself, ai, wmf..
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Liam2k3
ID: 9637920
I downloaded a copy of Vector Eye from download.com and its working really well.

Thanks alot guys,
Liam
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This is intended to introduce all collision detection principles in flash, their strengths, weaknesses and workarounds. The main method for Collision Detection in flash is using hitTestObject. But unless you'll be pushing rectangular shapes without …
There are times in your Flash CS4 application when you want more than a simple pointer or a hand, and it's hard to find an ideal walk-through to tell you what to do.  I spent a few days recently learning my way around making custom cursors in Flash,…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a basic shape tween animation in Flash including shape hints for smooth animation Open a new document in Flash: Draw a shape: Select another frame (how long you want the tween to be): Right click and…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to select the video input device. Make sure you have an input device that in connected and work and recognized by Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder and select it in the “video input” menu.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question