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maarja ju
rendering animated vector graphics
on Dec 18, 2013 at 12:24:15 pm

hi there.
i did an animated vector graphics - i prepared all vectors images in illustrator and animated them in after effects afterwards. i am now about to export and i wonder what are the best settings. for video i normally use quick time with animation codec and it seems just fine to me. but i am not sure if it is ok for the cartoon.
what codec to use for storing and publishing on the internet (youtube, vimeo)? what about swf? I red it is used to deliver animated vector graphics (such as cartoons) over the Internet - is that right?

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Walter Soyka
Re: rendering animated vector graphics
on Dec 18, 2013 at 6:18:17 pm

After Effects will not produce vector output.

Most video online is delivered with the H.264 codec today. You could render a QuickTime animation codec intermediate, then use Adobe Media Encoder with a Vimeo or YouTube preset to create H.264 video suitable for online distribution.

You can also drag and drop your comp right from Ae into AME, or open your Ae comp from within AME via the File menu to avoid rendering the intermediate (though this workflow may be slower).

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