Adobe Animate

CC 2019
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Adobe Animate is the new set of tools to develop vectorial animations that has arrived to replace Flash Professional within the Creative Cloud suite


The replacement of Flash for web animations

October 16, 2018
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At the end of 2015, the Adobe team announced the death of Flash Professional as we knew it, to introduce us to a product with a new name and renewed features. Now, Adobe Animate is already among us and promises to follow suit to its predecessor becoming the most extended tool for the creation of interactive web animations.

Much more than a change of name, a real revolution in the animation world.

Just like the original Flash, Animate is compatible with many different platforms like Flash/AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL and other customized platforms, therefore, it's ideal to create animations the purpose of which are to look great both on computers and on mobile devices.

Main features of Adobe Animate CC

As well as the tools and functions available in Flash Professional, Animate incorporates new features so that illustrators and animators can make the most of Creative Cloud's new software when it comes to creating animations, banners and interactive infographics:

  • Straightforward integration with Creative Cloud libraries and Adobe Stock for high-quality images, illustrations and graphics.
  • Improvements to HTML5 Canvas, including compatibility with Typekit, customized templates and the possibility to publish text as a contour.
  • New vector brushes and improvements to illustration pencils and brushes.
  • Support for OAM publishing in AS3, WebGL and HTML5 Canvas documents.
  • Compatible with projectors.
  • Option to scale and rotate stages and scale content proportionally to the size of that stage.
  • Possibility to import SVG files and export video in different resolutions.
  • Improvements to the drawing object bounding box and onion skinning function.

Requirements and additional information:

  • Minimum operating system requirements: Windows 7.
Antony Peel

A Telecommunications Engineer, chance led me to the translation industry, where after a few years, I discovered another side of the world of technology while translating what others were writing about mobile applications and software. That...