The primary audience for this book is Flash animators and designers. These Flash users can be professionals in the workforce, students, or anyone interested in creatively enhancing their Flash projects. This book assumes that readers have prior Flash experience. They should have a working knowledge of the Flash workspace and an understanding of animation concepts and basic ActionScript. The book provides an introduction to After Effects, its workspace, and tools.
The book does not necessarily show the reader what all the tools do; rather, it shows how to use them to enrich Flash animation and interactive projects. Flash is everywhere and with the enhanced video capabilities present in the new versions of Flash Player, showcasing After Effects content using Flash is the best way to go.
Regardless of how a reader approaches this book, using After Effects to enhance Flash content is growing in popularity. This book teaches readers how to think creatively and get excited about animation and visual effects in their Flash projects. It clearly illustrates how these two applications complement each other and help raise the design bar for Web, CD/DVD, and broadcast.