I'm making a flash web banner for a web-site. There's needs to be a few effects like fire, lightning in the animation, and I'm considering doing it in After Effects instead of Adobe flash as you can make more impressive effects with AFX and then export it as Flash video.
I'm just concerned about the file size as I don't want it to take ages to load up on the site. Having said that I don't want to reduce the file size too much and result in low quality Flash video.
Should I embed the flash video into the swf or have it stream? Or is using Flash video for a web banner a bad idea all together?
Any advise is much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.