I am a 3d/AE animator. HTML 5 and JSON is EXPLODING on the scene!
I am using Bodymovin in AE, but here is the problem. it converts all art assets other then Shape Layers to PNGs. That blows up the size of the files. So I have been using Illustrator to ImageTrace my frames into VECTOR SVGs. BUT After Effects doesn't READ SVGs. I have been using HYPE to do a 'frame-flip'. Now i cant export JSON file...only HTML5...that uses the FRAMEs not keeping the VECTORS embed like in JSON.
So in this case I might as well just do all my animation in After Effects with PNGs. Forcing me to have a 4-5mb JSON vs the 1.2mb that all my vector art adds up to.
Hype is in a GREAT position to solve this. Hype can be the ONLY program out there that would actually have a competitive advantage over After Effects.