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Flash Cinematic Techniques by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 10

Optimize and Publish

Your Flash movies can be published for the web, exported to video to be burned onto a DVD, or imported into video compositing software such as Adobe After Effects for further enhancement. This chapter offers some tips to optimize and publish your Flash movies for the web and video.

Optimizing Graphics

Preloading in Flash

Using the QuickTime Exporter

Exporting ActionScript-Driven Movies

Optimizing Graphics

Performance is key when publishing Flash movies to the web. Vector images are drawn using mathematical formulas to provide scalable graphics in a compact size. However, rendering an anti-aliased vector shape can eat up a lot of processing power if you do not design your artwork wisely.

To optimize your vector ...

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