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Adobe Livemotion 2.0 For Web Designers And Developers

Adobe Systems LiveMotion 2.0 software, the company's professional Web graphics and Flash (SWF) animation tool is now available. It debuted at the MacWorld Conference earlier this year. The new version provides expanded content creation features, improved integration with Adobe's Web and dynamic media tools, and new scripting capabilities. LiveMotion 2.0 fully integrates with Adobe's professional Web design and media tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive and After Effects software and, through a new After Effects plug-in available on, registered users of After Effects can export animations from After Effects 5.5 to LiveMotion 2.0 using the XML-based Adobe Motion Exchange (.AMX) file format. Additionally, interactive content created in LiveMotion can be exported to SWF with streaming MP3 audio and QuickTime videos for Web delivery. Support for ActionScript enables developers to transition between LiveMotion and other Flash authoring tools without having to learn a new scripting language, LiveMotion 2.0 also includes the ability to automate and extend the entire authoring environment through automation scripts. Web professionals with minimal coding experience can use the new Live Tabs feature to apply complex scripting to create interactive, dynamic animations quickly without writing a line of code. In addition, automation scripts and Live Tabs can be shared using the Adobe Xchange site at Adobe LiveMotion 2.0 is now available in the United States and Canada for an estimated retail price of US$399, with a limited time introductory price of US$199. Current users of LiveMotion may upgrade for an estimated street price of US$99.