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The big difference between After Effects and Flash, is that After Effect's animation is rendered out before anyone sees it. Meaning all the cool animation is baked right in. Flash, on the other hand, needs to respond to user interaction and any other crazy events. It renders as you view it.
This means a lot of the really cool After Effects animations, cannot take place in Flash, because most people's machines cannot handle it.
That said... Pixel Bender offers the ability to write new After Effects, Photoshop, and Flash filters. The only difference, is that you will still be at the whim of the user's crappy machine. Meaning, the filters written for Flash are not as advanced as After Effects or Photoshop. And you will have to use your discretion when using them, because the user could have a very serious lag when they visit your site!
It would be a great add-on to allow Pixel Bender effects in Flash Catalyst!
@Ayanns father, We'll have some video support in Flash Catalyst, but it won't support any kind of official workfow with After Effects in this version. And eventually you'll be able to use pixel bender effects in Catalyst just like you can with AE and Photoshop but that won't make it into 1.0. To use them you'd have to switch over to Flex builder and add them to the project that way.