In the fourth and final part of our series of tutorials on cross-media design, Haley Saner talks you through exporting an animation for display on mobile devices.
In November 2007 we began a series of tutorials showing you how to create brand artwork and adapt it for different media. We started off by creating a logo and a print ad, then animated the logo for the web, and last month brought it to life for broadcast with a range of special effects. We finish the series this month with exporting an animation for mobile devices.
This tutorial will give you a breakdown of the different formats and procedures that you need to choose between. We'll take a look at Adobe's Device Central, a great resource for finding specs on the latest devices, and explore how it can be used to preview mobile content. We'll also cover how to export to M4V, 3G and FLV formats using QuickTime Pro and After Effects.