Hi, I'm having trouble getting SWF files to work reliably *inside* CTA3 as animated props.
Sometimes they work great, sometimes with glitches, and sometimes not at all.
Also, when dragging them into a scene in CTA3, we don't get an option to use them as an image layer, background or character.
They just automatically convert to props.
Summary of my Situation:
I have a PC so I don't use Adobe suite (just an old photoshop that I purchased years ago)... so I can't make SWFs in Adobe. We can't make SWFs in CTA any more either (to save for future use in CTA3 as animated sprites or to export for website or powerpoint purposes). So instead, I make SWF files using either Moho Debut 12, Drawplus6 or reaConverter using PNG sequences that I render from various animation programs.
NOTE: reaConverter is BEST BY FAR because it can convert unlimited pngs with clear backgrounds in HD in only a few clicks and with many options. The SWFs that I make in reaConverter work fine in Windows Media Player etc, but they don't work at all in CTA3 for some reason, even though the developer, Alexander Korostelev is certain that they should be compatible with CTA3.
Moho works every time (so far), but the conversion process from png to SWF for CTA3 is time consuming.
Drawplus6 was purchased from Reallusion Store and its SWFs sometimes work in CTA3, but it is also cumbersome for conversion.
Summary of glitches in CTA3 with SWFs from various sources:
1) SWFs that were made in Adobe or MOHO seem to work fine.
2) SWFs from Drawplus6 or from unknown origin are sometimes glitchy
3) SWFs from reaConverter work everywhere else *except* CTA3.
YET ALL SWFs from all sources work flawlessly in Windows Media Converter & Powerpoint... just not in CTA3.
A free trial of reaConverter - which is the best and most efficient method I've found for converting SWFs for CTA3 - can be found here; https://www.reaconverter.com/purchase/
Instructions on how to make an SWF using the Free Trial of reaConverter is here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FODBUQEi8OI
and the only difference I do is switching quality up from 80% to 100% for HD.
+ Sample Test SWF's from VARIOUS OTHER SOURCES for test purposes:
1) From http://www.free-flash-animations.com
some work in CTA3 and some don't.
eg This biology animation does work; http://www.free-flash-animations.com/free-flash-animations.php?gameid=20068&gamename=Biology
but this Earth Scene SWF does not; http://www.free-flash-animations.com/free-flash-animations.php?gameid=20065&gamename=Earth
even though they both give the same warning re: "unsupported tags"
2) From LECONCOMBRE.Com some are glitchy, like this "Calm Bay", where the sun and clouds are animated smoothly enough but the ocean waves are glitchy and the sky is missing; http://www.leconcombre.com/board/dl/us/calmbay1us.html
So I suspect there is at least one, possibly 2 bug/s in CTA3.