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From Sascha Ahrend <sahr...@icloud.com>
Subject Re: SVG/SWF to FXG Converter (Win, Mac, Eclipse)
Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:45:26 GMT
Hello Om,

with Harbs’ help I was able to dig into the case.

What I found is that the AI svg export (4.3 MB) is actually being converted, although it takes
while to see the fxg result (3.3 MB).
I tested it on a Mac Mini 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 and the conversion inside the standalone app
took approx. 3.5 minutes at >95% CPU usage.
Then i performed the same test inside VirtualBox running Vista where it took even 5.5 minutes
with the same CPU consumption.

The reason why the app remains unresponsive while converting on Windows is that it uses the
internal Webkit XSL processor for SVG conversion, while on Mac it calls a native process that
runs in the background.
In task manager you can see the process running quite busy. After finishing the app becomes
responsive again.
(On Mac the fxg file appears immediately, but it takes some time before it gets its content.)
Unfortunately both processors (which are based on libxslt) do not return any progress data,
so I do not see a chance to add a progress bar to the app.

You can find the fxg output (77750 lines) here: http://www.realcreation.com/S2F_Converter/testfxg/testfxg.fxg

It looks like this (downscaled to 8.8%, please allow a moment to load): http://www.realcreation.com/S2F_Converter/testfxg/testfxg.html

Comparing it at a glance with the original file ( http://mercury.io/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ios8_vector_zoom_out.png
<http://mercury.io/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ios8_vector_zoom_out.png> ) i can see
the following differences:

- Bitmap images aren’t converted (that’s an actual limitation, although I will have a
look to add external images to the conversion method).
- Some masks seem missing or misplaced. (I will investigate.)
- The SVG uses multiline text, while the FXG only single line (I will check the specs.)

I hope this helps.



> Am 12.11.2014 um 22:45 schrieb OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosmallm@gmail.com>:
> Sascha,
> This is a great tool and I see a lot of potential in it.  Especially given
> that Adobe has stopped supporting Export to FXG in Illustrator CC.
> I tried a pretty detailed AI file from here [1], exported it to SVG.  Then
> I used your tool to try to export it to FXG.  Upon importing, the app
> became unresponsive.  Can you please take a look and see what's going on?
> Also, is this code available somewhere for us to take a look?
> Thanks,
> Om
> [1] http://mercury.io/blog/ios-8-illustrator-vector-ui-kit-update
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Sascha Ahrend <sahrend@icloud.com> wrote:
>> Hi Everyone,
>> i updated S2F Converter, an open-source conversion tool for SVG or SWF to
>> FXG conversion:
>> http://www.realcreation.com/S2F_Converter/ <
>> http://www.realcreation.com/S2F_Converter/>
>> It is now available for Windows and Mac.
>> (Limitations on Win: Linear gradient rotation only along x/y-axis. No
>> self-closing fxg tags.)
>> In addition, you can launch it through the command line now. I added some
>> sample plugins for Eclipse-based IDEs.
>> See also this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlGfCi7pvw <
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlGfCi7pvw>
>> In addition there is some SVG improvements like better AI compatibility,
>> gradient fixes, polygon and polyline support.
>> On the SWF side, now multiple layers, frames, graphics (partially), movie
>> clip (partially) are supported.
>> If you still find it useful, I think this may be a good point for a
>> donation.
>> I hope you like it.
>> Best Regards,
>> Sascha

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