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After Effects for Flash | Flash for After Effects: Dynamic Animation and Video with Adobe® After Effects® CS4 and Adobe® Flash® CS4 Professional by Marcus Geduld, Richard Harrington

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Chapter 2. Flash Essentials for the After Effects User

Flash baffles After Effects users as often as it makes them feel comfortable. It’s timeline based, so in that sense it feels familiar, but its quirky way of handling tweens leaves many After Effects users puzzled. Flash is also eccentric from an After Effects point of view when it comes to rendering (publishing in Flash) and pre-composing (nesting). This chapter introduces you to Flash’s interface and core animation techniques.

Creating a New Flash File

You’ll start (where else?) by launching Flash CS4 and will immediately be stymied by the myriad options for creating a new file. You want to create a new Flash animation, but of which type: Flash File (ActionScript 3.0), Flash File (ActionScript ...

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