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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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Introduction

In this case, we truly hope that you can judge a book by its cover.

This book is about two great animation tools and how they can work together. It’s about using Adobe Flash CS4 Professional (generally thought of as “just” a Web-animation program) and Adobe After Effects CS4 (which most regard as an animation/compositing program for film and video).

Over time the Web has become deeply integrated into the world of film and video. Similarly, Flash and After Effects have grown to become complementary and even codependent. Now that both tools are owned by Adobe, the emphasis has been on two important areas: making it easier to move assets between the two applications and developing the core strengths of each application to create a suite-based ...

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