I'd say that those are very good tools for that task. As a print designer, I don't use Flash much, but designing your animation elements in Freehand and animating them in Flash is certainly how I would approach the project.
I'm not sure if it is still an issue, but I recall some problems with stroke widths rounding up to 1pt when thinner strokes are imported from Freehand to Flash, but otherwise the workflow should do nicely. Going the other direction (getting Flash objects into Freehand) is a bit trickier, so save your FH design files for editing in case you need to make major changes to the elements. Minor changes can be handled by the tools within Flash, which work quite a bit differently than the Freehand tools.
On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 18:14:50 +0000 (UTC), sridhars <com> wrote: