Best tools for Web Animations
We had to resort to Canvas because gifs didn't have good enough quality, for that file size. And, mp4s don't auto-load on certain browsers. I would very much appreciate it if I get help with the following:
(i) This method seems like a bit of a hack: exporting to canvas, etc. I don't think it is very standard. Are there any long-term challenges I should be aware of? There are currently a few dozen animations, and I think this is a scalable system.
(ii) Apart from Animate, I could also use After Effects. People I have spoken to seem to be more familiar with AE than with Animate. But, when I try to export an AE animation as a canvas element, the files are quite large in size, sometimes up to 5 times as large. As most screens of mine will have animations, the file size is a big issue. For such simple animations, is AE a bit of an overkill?
(iii) If the current architecture is the optimal one, are there other things I can do to optimise the animations? Any non-default settings I can choose while publishing, etc that would reduce the file size, or render using less processing power?