Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What Is GAF?

GAF is a technology that allows porting animations created in Flash Pro into an open format and play them in different popular frameworks, such as Unity3d, Cocos2d-x, Starling and other. More info…

What are the integral parts of GAF?
GAF consist of SWF to GAF Converter, GAF Format, and GAF Playback Libraries.
What is SWF to GAF Converter?

GAF Converter is a tool for conversion animations from the SWF files into the GAF format. It is available as standalone application GAF Converter and Unity GAF Converter. More info…

What is GAF Format?

GAF stands for Generic Animation Format. It is an extended cut-out animation format. It was designed to store animations, converted from SWF format into open format, that can be played using any framework/technology on any platform. More info…

What is GAF playback library?

GAF Playback Library - the playback library that allows to play GAF using different popular frameworks. Already available for frameworks: Unity3d, Cocos2d-x, Cocos2d-iphone, Starling. Under development: Cocos2D-JS. More info…

What are the supported features of Flash Pro?

GAF Converter can convert 99% of what can be done in Flash Pro. Vector and Raster graphics; Classic, Motion, Shape and Path(Guide) Tweens; Masks; Filters and more…

What are the main features of GAF?
  1. Designed as “What you see in Flash is what you get in GAF”;
  2. Doesn’t require additional technical knowledge from animators, designers and artists;
  3. Allows to port existing Flash Animations without special preparation before porting;
  4. Supports 99% of what can be created in Flash Pro;
  5. Small size due to storing only unique parts of the animation in a texture atlas and a highly compressed binary config file describing object positions and transformations;
  6. High performance due to numerous optimizations in conversion process and optimized playback libraries;
How does the conversion work?

GAF Converter has two conversion modes: Plain and Nesting. Each mode is suited for certain tasks and has its own features. More info…

What Is Not Supported

Action Script 2.0
There is no reason to support outdated technologies.
GAF limitations
The full list of the GAF limitations can be found in the article GAF limitations.

Licensing And Payments

Is GAF Free?
GAF is free for the companies with the annual revenue lower than <100K USD limit.
How can I pay?
For now we accept only PayPal.
Can I try GAF without registration/payment?
Yes. You can download Standalone GAF Converter from download page and use it in Preview Mode (in this mode only the basic features are available). This mode is enabled by default in GAF Converter.