Flash Animations by saveSWF() in Package animation

Yihui Xie 2008-06-13

The SWF Tools has provided several SWF utilities for the manipulation and creation of Flash files. Today I just wrote a wrapper saveSWF() in the package animation to convert image frames to Flash animations. I’d like to thank Hadley for telling me this tool set. The function saveSWF() is to appear in animation 1.0-1.

Up to now, there are four kinds of animations in the animation package:

  1. animations inside R windows graphics devices;
  2. animations in HTML pages (driven by JavaScript);
  3. GIF or AVI animations with the help of “ImageMagic”;
  4. Flash animations with the help of “SWF Tools”.