Chapter 8. Advanced Animation Tools in After Effects and Flash

At this point, you’ve learned most of the essentials. So, your reward is a tour of some of the power animation tools in After Effects and Flash. You’ll start in After Effects, where you’ll use Motion Sketch, Smoother, Wiggler, and the Puppet tools. Then you’ll hop over to Flash and check out the Bones tool, shape tweening, and sound. Even if you’re more comfortable in After Effects than Flash—or vice versa—you should learn a few things about your favorite application.

Motion Sketch

Sure, tweening is your bread and butter. But have you ever wished you could avoid plodding from keyframe to keyframe and just drag a layer around? Wouldn’t it be awesome if After Effects recorded your drags ...

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