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Flash + After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 3 From After Effects to Flash

There are different techniques used for exporting movies from After Effects to Flash. This chapter explores each method, and when and why you should use After Effects to create Flash content.

Working with Vector and Raster Images

File size plays an important role when designing web-based content. Flash is a great web tool for producing animation and interactive projects with small file sizes. After Effects is the preferred choice for motion graphics, but it renders rather large video files. How can these two applications be integrated and still maintain a respectable file size for web delivery?

After Effects can export compositions as Flash Video files (F4V or FLV formats), editable layered Flash XFL files, ...

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