October 06, 2007
Use AE+Flash to create interactive video
News about After Effects always proves popular with the Flash crowd that stops by here, so I thought I’d pass along AE Product Manager Michael Coleman’s tips on Creating Interactive Video with After Effects and Flash. The 40-minute presentation talks about using AE’s motion tracker to generate cue points that tell the SWF what to do, among other things.
Writing this in 2007, I still can’t quite believe that AE’s chocolate is getting into Flash’s peanut butter, so to speak. Back in 1999, during my previous gig, I started browbeating people at Adobe & Macromedia to make these tools work together, and with CS3 it’s finally happening. I think this is just the beginning of what AE & Flash will be able to do in tandem.
For more tutorial content on AE, Premiere Pro, Flash, and other timeline-related things, check out Dennis Radeke’s Genesis Project.