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Hour 3. Importing Graphics into Flash > Importing Vector Graphics

Importing Vector Graphics

There may be times when you have an existing vector graphic that needs to be included in your Flash movie. Typically, such a vector graphic is likely to be geometric—although not necessarily. Regardless of the exact form of the vector graphic, unless it's super complicated, you'll be able to import it into Flash.

From File

One way to incorporate other graphics into Flash is to import them from a file. It's as simple as selecting File, Import and pointing to the file you want, as shown in Figure 3.1. You will see several file types listed, but that doesn't mean they all work equally well. Not only are several image file formats listed (both raster and vector), but video and audio file formats also appear. Let's first look at the vector image formats available for import.


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