“FutureSplash Animator” to “Adobe Animate CC”… 20 Years of Flash!

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FutureSplash Animator [1996]
Macromedia Flash 1 [1996]
Macromedia Flash 2 [1997]
Macromedia Flash 3 [1998]
Macromedia Flash 4 [1999]
Macromedia Flash 5 [2000]
Macromedia Flash MX [2002]
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 [2003]
Macromedia Flash 8 [2005]
Adobe Flash Professional CS3 [2007]
Adobe Flash Professional CS4 [2008]
Adobe Flash Professional CS5 [2010]
Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 [2011]
Adobe Flash Professional CS6 [2012]
Adobe Flash Professional CC [2013-2015]
Adobe Animate CC [2016-?]

Night and Day: Easily Create a Landscape Alteration in Animate CC

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Ever since Flash Professional became Animate CC back in February of this year, we’ve had access to the CC Libraries panel. Included within this panel is a direct connection to search against the library of assets included in Adobe Stock. Why would anyone want to search for Stock assets within Animate? For one thing, it’s a great way to throw some ideas together without a lot of commitment. You can use an unlicensed, watermarked version of the assets within your project as a proof-on-concept or to simply try out some new ideas. Later on, when decisions have been made, you can license the asset to use the full-resolution, un-watermarked version in your project, or even replace the unlicensed version with a final asset created by you or your team.

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Lynda.com – Building Custom HTML5 Video Playback with Angular 2

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Building Custom HTML5 Video Playback with Angular 2

The HTML5 video element allows us to play back video files through native browser elements, but the default experience is lacking for most projects—and differs drastically in appearance across the various browsers. Using a combination of Bootstrap and Angular, we can develop a responsive app with our own set of customized playback controls that will perform well and appear the same across all platforms and devices. Join Joseph Labrecque as he sets up a custom video player with Angular 2, the next generation of this “superheroic” JavaScript framework, and Bootstrap 4.

Duration: 1 hour 32 minutes

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Adobe Education Leaders – Summit 2016

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It’s that time of year again – July means another AEL Summit is upon us. This year, we’ll be meeting in New York City for the North American summit and I’m really looking forward to connecting with other AELs and members of the Adobe Education team! I’m able to give a short talk this year as well – which should be very interesting considering the past 5 years or so…

Surviving Industry Disruption in Higher Education

Joseph Labrecque

This talk will explore how industry upheaval can affect institutional teaching and learning systems which make use of technology for media delivery and student interaction. With the tsunami of change introduced by mobile devices, adaptations in streaming technology, preferred file formats, and delivery platforms – there is a lot at stake when considering how systems must adapt to these changes to remain useful and beneficial. How is it possible to not only survive such monumental disruption – but even excel at adapting to the new order… while carefully weaving previous workflows, technologies, and standards into a changed world?

Call-To-Action: Embrace change without killing the past

It’s been a very busy year for me – and the Summer months are no exception to this. I’m hopeful that this summit will also provide some refreshment and additional energy to help me along, as it always seems to do!

Those interested in following along with the AEL Summit this year can keep an eye on #AEL16.

Lynda.com – Adobe Animate CC: New Features

Adobe Animate CC: New Features
Adobe Animate CC: New Features

Adobe Animate CC: New Features

Animate CC is Adobe’s focused animation platform that takes all the best tools from Flash and bundles them with Creative Cloud features. Now it’s better than ever. Learn all about the enhancements in the June 2016 release of Adobe Animate CC with expert Joseph Labrecque. Discover the new advanced import options for Photoshop and Illustrator files, pattern brushes, drawing modes, transparency controls, and responsive design features, as well as publishing improvements such as stage alignment, preloader options, and Flash Player and AIR updates.

Duration: 35 minutes 31 seconds

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