User Guide > Export > Flash Movie

Exporting Flash (SWF) Movies

Exports a Flash movie file.

Harmony supports exporting Flash movie files with a limited subset of vector and bitmap effects, the latter which can be previewed in Render View mode.

The following can also be exported in Flash movies:

  • Pencil line thickness, which are converted to brush strokes
  • Auto-Patch nodes, for patching the joints between different parts of a cut-out character
  • Burn-in information, such as time code, frame number and scene information—see Burn-In Node.

Before attempting to export a Flash movie, it is recommended to preview how your scene will render in Flash using the SWF Preview command. To do this, do one of the following:

  • From the top menu, select Play > Test SWF Movie.
  • In the Playback toolbar, click and hold the Render and Play button to open its mode menu, select the Test SWF Movie mode, then click on the button again.