2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 22, 2016 8:12 AM by UchihaMadara12

    animate cc and or after effects?! (yes again)

    UchihaMadara12

      Hi there

       

      Yes, I've read the previous posts about this subject, but none of them answered my specific usecase

      Hopefully you guys (or girls) can help (ok enough with the smilies!!)

       

      So ok, here she goes..

       

      I am a webdesigner and illustrator and I want to animate something on a client's website. The animation has to be activated on mouse-hover.

      Its basically a guy sitting in the middle, with 3 icons around him, and when one of the icons is hovered, the scene around the guy in the middle changes to a scene specific to that subject. I want fancy animations like cables spinning out of the icons and pluging into amps and microphones and pianos with keys falling down and making sounds and stuff. (sorry couldnt resist). When another icon is hovered the animation should somehow retract, like those fancy animations you see a lot where stuff pops up out of nowhere and bounce into place (like this Motion Graphics Collective on Instagram: “By @reeceparkerdesign・・・   |    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Close coll… )(I think thats after effects stuff right?)

       

      What I've gathered so far is that after effects just outputs video format. But I've also read that Animate CC and AFter Effects can load eachothers files.


      So my question to you, what would be the best tool to learn, or should I learn both? I want to get into animation either way and will be doing animated illustrations, like the nowdays popular explainervids.

       

      Most of the fancy stuff I see is made with After effects, but when it comes to web, HTML5 is probably the way to go? I dont want to be putting swf files on the client's website since google is about to block that stuff..

       

      I hope my question is clear enough, if not, please ask

       

      Best Regards,


      Marijn

       

       

      The Netherlands.

       

      p.s. i have access to pluralsight and digitaltutors for videotraining on both subjects, but after effect seems to have a lot more material. Are there any other popular sources for learning Adobe animate through videocourses?

       


      Tnx a lot!!!!

        • 1. Re: animate cc and or after effects?! (yes again)
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          What I've gathered so far is that after effects just outputs video format. But I've also read that Animate CC and AFter Effects can load eachothers files.

          That's not true, at least as far as project files are concerned. All that AE ever could read were SWF files and of course rendered images like PNG sequences from Flash. Conversely, Flash ever only accepted video, image sequences and SWF files created from AE, but the latter was seriously limited as was the XML intermediate format that existed for a brief period. So no, they didn't really have anything to do with one another and it was never a smooth workflow. As far as your requirements are concerned, your only option is to use Flash/ Animate CC and publish an interactive SVG or HTML canvas for which of course you can use any number of other tools just as well. Anything beyond that doesn't realyl matter. You'd be wasting your time doing any of this in AE, give or take a few image sequences perhaps to be used as the basis for your interactive content.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: animate cc and or after effects?! (yes again)
            UchihaMadara12 Level 1

            Thank you Mylenium, for taking the time to answer yet another AE FL comparison question