How to Render a Very Small FLV?
by Zina Saunders on Nov 23, 2010 at 2:06:26 pm
I’m an editorial illustrator and I’ve begun doing animations of about one minute in length for a website that asks that I give them FLV or SWF files and that I keep them under 1 MB -- preferably about 800 KB.
I’ve been having a very hard time keeping the file size so small while still retaining at least some of the look of the art.
I create the art and characters in Photoshop (my work has a textured look and organic shapes which don’t translate well to Illustrator) and after animating I then export the animations as FLV files out of AE CS5 (I’ve tried using Adobe Media Encoder, but using settings as close as I can get to the ones from AE seems to export files that are larger than the ones from AE). The settings I use in AE are usually: