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Foundation Flash Cartoon Animation by Tim Jones, David Wolfe, Allan S. Rosson, Barry J. Kelly

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Chapter 10AFTER EFFECTS AND CAMERA MECHANICS

By Barry J. Kelly

Chapter 9 compared Flash to After Effects. In this chapter, we will go through the process of importing Flash animation into After Effects and using the After Effects toolset to push the potential of your animation. We will hit on the following points:

  • Exporting out of Flash
  • Importing into After Effects
  • Setting up your After Effects project
  • Editing and compositing in After Effects
  • Multiplane motion
  • Moving the camera
    • Moving the camera using layers
    • Moving the camera using 3-D layers

An important thing to think about initially is how the camera will work in your project. Will there be a lot of dramatic and technical camera moves for your project? Or will the character animation ...

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