[osflash] FLA2MXML per JSFL - any thoughts?
neoriley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 15:06:40 EDT 2006
actually, running through movieclips/timelines in an open FLA can be done
On 7/11/06, Luke Hubbard <luke at codegent.com> wrote:
> AFAIK, its not really possible to parse a FLA file. Its like a brain dump
> of the flash IDE, good for well only the flash IDE. SWF on the other hand
> can be converted into things. So if your idea is FLA -> SWF -> MXML then
> perhaps look at swfmill I think it can convert a SWF to xml too. Im not
> totally sure I get why, but then who am I to question those with will. Do it
> for the fun of it.
> - Luke
> On 7/11/06, John Grden <neoriley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm sorry to be the noob on the block, but how does this work out
> > practically?
> > I mean, if you have an FLA with movieclips that have movieclips that
> > have movieclips embedded blah blah blah, how's that worked out in mxml? An
> > mxml file for each movieclip? Ok, I can see that, then you have to come up
> > with some logic for packages based on the movieclips relationships? what if
> > the movieclips aren't bound to a class? where do you park those? I mean,
> > you'd have to create some package/class for each right?
> > On top of all that, how would you account for movieclips that don't show
> > up until frameX? Would that just be a "state"?
> > Are you suggesting a full FLA conversion no matter how wacky it is or
> > are you thinking just certain types of FLA's that follow some sort of
> > pattern/guideline?
> > And although it sounds like fun, what'd be the major benefit of having
> > something like this? Just the ability to compile with the new / free / fast
> > compiler? And how would it be apart of someone's work flow?
> > IE: Do I have to export everytime I make a change in the FLA, then
> > compile?
> > Or, do I create/get the FLA, convert via JSFL command, then edit within
> > the mxml after that point?
> > if it's scenario #2, then what happens to the FLA and it's library of
> > assets (bitmaps, sound, flv)? do you export all of them out, then embed for
> > the application to use?
> > Sounds like fun, and would be interesting to see, but not sure that
> > starting from scratch wouldn't be better/easier. I mean, sounds like if
> > Flasc could work to be used with the new compiler of MTASC, that'd pretty
> > well help out with the problem that this might solve.
> > Sorry, just thinking off the top of my head, it DOES sound like fun ;)
> > On 7/11/06, Michael Stuhr < michael.stuhr at gmail.com > wrote:
> > > Ralf Bokelberg schrieb:
> > > > Nice idea, but the question is, what to do with the resulting mxml?
> > > send it to the free compiler, and lets see what results we get :-)
> > >
> > > point is: the free compiler needs a layout tool like flex has one.
> > >
> > > it's a 'nische', and if it isn't too complicated one should try.
> > >
> > > micha
> > >
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