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Old 13-11-2002, 08:13 PM   #1
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mate i have a guy asking me if flash works with maya...

im not sure in what context he is asking, but what can you tell me ... being the "flash king and all"
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Actually even though I´m not a flash king at all, (Izzy is) .. I´ll just say that he needs someway to translate the scene information (Cambridge Inkworks anyone?) to vector information. And it won´t export a tweened animation, but a frame by frame animation.

Tell him, it´s quite difficult, and it´s not worth it.
(since archives tend to go up in Kbs quite fast when playing with 3d.)

He could actually try to create a 3d engine with Flash´s ActionScript, but I doubt that in this case.

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Old 13-11-2002, 08:26 PM   #3
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I think there is a Maya to Flash plugin available from A|W...
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Originally posted by mtmckinley
I think there is a Maya to Flash plugin available from A|W...
However Mike, that would be the Shockwave Exporter, and that one is for Director, it could be used to try to get a *swf file out of it, but working with Director seems to be .. welll ... actually a bit monotonous and difficult (in my case anyway). I don´t know how would you do it though. Perhaps there´s a better way?
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Old 13-11-2002, 09:32 PM   #5
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How about cartoon shading and just a couple of spotscenes and tweening in Flash like suggested?

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Old 14-11-2002, 01:47 AM   #6
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A workaround also would be to render the scene or animation in Maya, and then in Flash create a movie Clip, Import the frames, and actually Trace those images into vector information. But as I said they get BIG quite easily.
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Sorry to say this Kevin, but ADL is right.

At the moment, Swift3D is probably the closest thing that might work with Maya in some small way.
(export models and/or animation to dxf or obj into Swift3D standalone)

The way that I would suggest untill a vector .swf output plug is available for Maya, is to use a toon shader on a movie running no more than 30 fps, then import those frames into Flash, and choose "Trace Bitmap".

Check the Flash docs for the settings.

Sory I couldn't be of more help.

I usually just render my shots, and bring them right into Flash as movieClips, and keep the shots less than 4 seconds long.

I suck when it comes to vectorizing my bitmaps
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Originally posted by ragecgi
I usually just render my shots, and bring them right into Flash as movieClips, and keep the shots less than 4 seconds long.

I suck when it comes to vectorizing my bitmaps
I do too ... both. :p
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hehe...

Yeah, I can't wait till theres a direct plug from Maya to Flash.

Then I'll make some good money for once
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Heck, we all will!
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Swiffworks does the job pretty well
http://www.cambridgeanimation.com/pr...swiffworks.htm
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cheers guys Ill move this thread to the members as others might like it... thx
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THanks Kal!Didn't know about that one.

Don't do much flash 3d....
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Alias wavefront offer's Maya -> Shockwave plugin... its written on my maya's CD's plugins section
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