What I want is to import an SWF file into Illustrator.
I prefer doing that with an exchange open source tool, if there is.
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There's no way to directly import a
.swf into Illustrator without access to Flash, as the file types are not compatible.
You could use a tool to convert it, but I don't know of any Open Source ones.
PDF995 (a free online tool) apparently lets you import the SWF and then export it as PDF, which can be opened by Illustrator. You do it by going to
SWF window > Print and choosing a PDF printer.
the technique I'm gonna describe works between Flash Cs6 & Illustrator Cs6 to be able to move your vector graphics from flash to illustrator and yet still maintaining their vector properties.
Just discovered that Adobe Animate supports SWF files. https://helpx.adobe.com/it/animate/kb/edit-import-swf-file.html