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Adobe Animate CC Has Arrived!

Web animation tool formerly known as Flash Professional arrives with a long list of new features and enhancements including improvements to pencil and art brushes, projector support and video export to multiple resolutions.

Today Adobe announced major updates to Animate CC, the leading Web animation tool (formerly Flash Professional) and Muse CC, the no-code website builder for designers.

Late last year, Adobe informed you that the Flash Professional name will change to Animate starting with this new release. But beyond the name change, this is one of their biggest releases ever -- check out this seriously long list of new features and enhancements:

  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Adobe Stock integration for high-quality images, illustrations, and graphics
  • TypeKit support for HTML5 Canvas document type
  • New vector art brushes
  • Improvements to pencil and art brushes
  • Brush Library panel
  • Tagged Swatches
  • Custom templates for HTML5 Canvas documents
  • OAM publishing support for AS3, WebGL, and HTML5 Canvas documents
  • Publish text as outlines in HTML5 Canvas documents
  • Projector support
  • Stage scaling
  • Rotate your stage
  • Import SVG files
  • Enhanced drawing object bounding box
  • Video export to multiple resolutions
  • Contents scale proportionately to stage size
  • Enhanced Onion Skinning
  • HTML5 Canvas improvements

For more information about these features, visit What's New for Animate CC.

This week, Adobe is hosting an all-star of cast of animators and game developers streaming live on Twitch, showing off what Animate can do:

In addition, Adobe Muse is getting responsive design capabilities, making it easier than ever to create custom, responsive sites that look great on any browser or device without coding.

Bridge CC is also getting a slew of new updates including automated cache management, photo downloader support on OS X 10.11x (El Capitan) and auto-stack panoramic and HDR images.

Download Animate CC now, and happy animating!

Source: Adobe Systems, Inc.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.