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Creating Transparent Video with Adobe After Effects CS4

Chapter Description

Transparency plays a key role in the success of animation and interactivity. By embedding transparency into graphic elements, you can composite together different elements created at different times, allowing for true flexibility.

What’s Next?

In this lesson you learned how to prepare footage for use with Flash. Because After Effects and Flash have slightly different end deliverables, this preparation takes a little extra knowledge on your part but is still relatively easy to implement. Next, you’ll explore another way that After Effects can assist Flash, and that is with powerful text animation tools. Because After Effects supports a true 3D environment, you can create stunning text animation. If you design with the Web in mind, After Effects can even export to a vector format for easy import into Flash. Let’s explore the great integration between Flash and After Effects, this time with great type as the goal.