Flash gurus - help?
I'm hoping some of you guys work with Flash . . . if so:
I have exported a series of 5, 40-frame animations from Maya as a series of PNGs. I'd like to handle the individual animations (interactivity) in Flash.
I can import them into flash but the file size is huge. I know, I can't have it both ways--either it'll be high quality and huge file size, or less quality for a smaller file size. Is there a happy medium, or a trick any of you know of?
I've tried converting them into an .AVI, but the image quality ends up being crap, even with the settings cranked up to highest quality. And, of course, I still end up with an enormous file size. Compressing it with Sorenson isn't a bad option when you're starting with something that's already good quality, but if the AVI I'm starting with is low quality, Sorenson just makes it worse.
I've seen sites that utilize incredible 3D animations in Flash. They don't seem to take all day loading. What am I missing?