Exporting your final movie
You can quickly preview your animation by “scrubbing” the playhead back and forth on the timeline, by choosing Control > Play, or by using the Time Scrub tool from the Tools panel. You can also use the integrated controller at the top of the Timeline panel. But to create your final project as a movie, you must export it.
Use the Quick Share And Publish option to create an MP4 movie file. Your animation is converted in Adobe Media Encoder, a freestanding application that is part of Adobe Creative Cloud (you’ll learn more about Media Encoder in the Bonus Lesson in the Web edition of this book).
Choose Quick Share And Publish > Publish > Video (.mp4). Click Publish.
Adobe Media Encoder automatically launches, and your project is exported and added to the Queue panel for processing.
The encoding process will begin automatically. If it doesn’t, click the Start Queue button (the green triangle) or press Return/Enter to begin the encoding process.
Media Encoder converts your project file into an H.264-formatted video with the standard .mp4 extension and notifies you when the process is finished.
Congratulations—you’re done! The final file can be uploaded to your favorite video-sharing sites or put up on a promotional website for the fictional cinematic release.