QUOTE(cwaters72 @ Mar 27 2006, 08:59 AM)
For what the client was asking for there is no way that it would come in under that.
Thanks for the info.
How complex an animation you're talking about?
There are a few tools out there that can use 3D scenes and render out to flash in vector form, including Carrara with its VectorStyle plugin.
But sometimes it's not even needed to go to vector format. It might be better packed into a Jpeg image sequence. I've seen stuff play in small loops that I packed into a .swf stream from megabytes to a few tens of kilobytes and still was acceptable in animation, similar to what mpeg4 would have done, sometimes even better. (in terms of compression). It's very subjective all this is. I'm kinda going blind so stuff that looks blurry to others looks really good to me :-)
I have used Boomer 4, it's now version 5, and at Segon www.segon.com
I also have used some tools from SoThink,http://thebest3d.com/sothink/index.html
worked ok for small image dimensions.
There are other tools that come closer to the Top Pro levels of Adobemedia Flash, such as Xtivity from Tivity software, see http://www.thebest3d.com/tivity/