Steve Kilisky's Dynamic Media Blog

April 12, 2006

Dr. Woohoo builds a bridge

Wouldn't it be nice is there was a way to preserve keyframe data when moving between AE and Flash instead of having to be limited to SWF or FLV as the interchange format? Now that Adobe and Macromedia are one company, we can begin to address these needs similar to the way AE began to integrate in a rich manner with Photoshop (and later Illustrator, Premiere Pro [and LiveMotion :-o]) when Adobe acquired After Effects via Aldus (the hidden jewel in that transaction in my opinion of course).

In the mean time, Drew Trujillo (dr. woohoo) emailed me to let me know about an After Effects 2 Flash transform keyframe converter he developed.

It isn't free, but at $99 if you work with both After Effects and Flash it seems like it would pay for itself almost immediately.

Posted by Steve Kilisky at 7:40 AM on April 12, 2006


Derek — 6:35 AM on April 13, 2006

I've been using Flash for about six years and recently decided to learn AE. I'm excited to hear that Adobe is using resources to help the two programs work together. Flash is king for web content, and from what I could tell, AE is king for special effects in broadcast content (via TV, film, etc.). Being able to use the two togehter as an information designer that could provide content for all mediums would be great.

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