June 21, 2009

Flash for AE, and AE for Flash

For years and years I’ve wanted the After Effects team to promote AE as the next logical step for Flash animators wanting to go to the next level. (Once you’re freed from having to render everything on the fly on who-knows-what machine, the sky’s the limit.) That’s why I’ve been so excited by steps like XFL export from AE CS4.

Now authors Richard Harrington and Marcus Geduld have created Flash for After Effects and After Effects for Flash. You can check out a couple of chapters online for free:

Happy keyframing & expression-slinging & precomping and all that.

Posted by John Nack at 7:31 AM on June 21, 2009


  • Ben Hansen — 1:03 PM on June 21, 2009

    just wondering if the xml export thing is as functional (or more?) as amx was before.
    [Ah, you remember AMX?? I’m so pleased to hear it. Sometimes it’s hard to accept the fact that we implemented a lot of this stuff 7-9 years ago in LiveMotion, and only now is it getting some attention (in rebranded form). Such is life, though, and of course numerous other apps did things long ago that Photoshop is only now getting to. It’s the nature of the beast.
    As to your question, though, I don’t know exactly how the levels of integration compare. –J.]
    i cant tell myself cause im still stuck on a ppc mac until snow leopard comes out and my master collection is essentially design premium until then.
    happy father’s day btw! (this your first isn’t it?)
    [Thanks! Second, actually. –J.]

  • samBrown — 7:17 AM on June 22, 2009

    very cool, I’ve been searching for more formal information on an FL-AE workflow. Thanks for the update!

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