I have a simple animation in AE5 with a still image and a path with the stroke effect animating along the path. Apparently, the Stroke effect needs to be rasterized to be converted to swf causing the file to be huge, instead of what should be a very small file.
Is there a different way to achieve this effect that is more "flash friendly"? The path crosses over itself in one part so a simple wipe-on with a solid object won't work.
I'm sure this is easy to achieve in the Flash app itself (which I have) but I don't know how to use it.
Re: export to .swf by Dave LaRonde on May 7, 2010 at 7:10:46 pm
Well, the Stroke effect is indeed a bitmap effect.
Any chance that you could re-work the animation, perhaps using animated masks on a solid, then turning on the Continuously rasterize/Collapse Transformations switch, or simply crating the same thing in an illustrator/eps file?
Since I work with swf stuff once every congressional election year, you can take my vast experience for what it's worth.
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