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After Effects Essentials for Flash Users

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For a Flash user, the core principles of After Effects will seem similar. Elements are stacked from top to bottom in a timeline and then animated with keyframes. From there, the similarities pretty much end. Rich Harrington investigates the differences.
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Now that you have a solid overview of the Adobe After Effects interface, you have a choice to make. The next two chapters explore Flash and the entire Adobe CS4 Production Premium, respectively. These two chapters lay a solid foundation for the rest of the book. If you are excited about After Effects and want to continue to explore its functionality, jump to Chapter 4, “Creating Transparent Video with After Effects.” Just be sure to read Chapter 2, “Flash Essentials for the After Effects User” and Chapter 3, “The Production Premium Toolset” eventually because they contain important information about exchanging data between different applications in the Creative Suite.