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15. Cross-media Publishing > Compositing Your Flash Movie

Compositing Your Flash Movie

Compositing is the process of combining computer-generated animation with video. This can be done by importing video into Flash and creating animation on layers above the video clip.

However, you may wish to do this in an editing or post-production program, which has many more tools for working with video.

In order to seamlessly combine animation with video, it is best to create a sequence of animation with a transparent background.

The easiest way to do this is to export an Adobe Illustrator sequence to After Effects. All areas of the original in which the background color of the document were showing will be automatically transparent in After Effects.

Flash Animation Combined with Video in After Effects

In order to make sure that your Illustrator sequence is interpreted at the highest quality in After Effects, while in After Effects select the file in the Project window and then File > Interpret footage > Main > More options > Antialiasing > More accurate. Also, in After Effects, make sure that continuously rasterize is enabled for the layer.


  

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