Hi, I am creating a motion DVD menu for a client and I have vector graphics created in Illustrator as the main resource for the menus.
These graphics are in the form of seperate layers/objects which slide accross the frame to create the final background image for each menu screen. I wondered if anyone else has had any experience with doing a similar project and if they had any idea what method would be best in terms of the final output quality.
I have the choice of Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro 1.5 as tools. I am far more adept in Photoshop and Premiere although I do have experience with each program. I am more concerned with the final output than having to use a program I am not fully accustomed to.
I did some mock ups in premiere as movies and they were not as sharp as I could have hoped for. I am sure there must be a better way of utilising the vector graphics to get the best final image quality but lack of experience means I am not aware what that solution would be.
I would probably bring all the graphics into AfterEffects. This would allow you to maintain them as vectors by hitting the collapse layer transformation button(looks like a sun or asterisk). Create your animation then render to the preferred choice of your DVD authroring software.