What is Animate CC

What is Animate CC – comprehensive introductory overview video for Adobe showcasing loads of community content. See how you can use Animate CC to create a variety of animated content such as animated cartoons, advertisements, games, and other interactive content to publish on platforms such as HTML5 Canvas, Flash Player & Air, WebGL, or custom platforms such as Snap SVG.

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Photoshop’s 25th Anniversary and Adobe AIR

Earlier this year, I became involved in a project for Adobe and the Computer History Museum for the purpose of creating and interactive exhibit for the 25th anniversary of Adobe Photoshop. For this interactive, we used Adobe AIR to communicate with Photoshop over the local server, and respond to messages being returned by Photoshop to perform some action. Commands needed to be sent to Photoshop to open selected images and composite them properly, perform actions such as green screen removal, watermark overlays, rendering, final processing for email, and so on. The interactive needs to listen to Photoshop to know when

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Making the Case for Flash as a Creative Platform: Part II

This is the second part of a two-part series regarding correspondence with Adobe around Flash Professional over the past few years. I encourage you to read the first part as well. The following comes about based upon some emails previous to the “Create Now 2014 World Tour” Adobe launched that year, which I did participate in as a speaker. I discovered that despite the enhancements Flash Professional received, there was zero acknowledgement from Adobe during the tour. The following correspondence demonstrates just how difficult communication around Flash Professional was during this time. I have many other examples, but this one does well to

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Making the Case for Flash as a Creative Platform: Part I

Over the past few years, I’ve argued – passionately discussed – with Adobe as to why they should be paying much more attention to Flash Professional (soon to be Animate CC) as a creative tool.  I spoke with many people about the value of Flash Professional and the wider Flash Platform… across many segments of the company… and after a number of face to face, telephone, and email conversations; I prepared and sent out this letter to a few of the people who I thought might be able to make a difference. Now that Adobe has come out in full support of Flash

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Adobe Animate CC: The Evolution of Flash Professional

Adobe has announced the release of all new versions of the major desktop applications available through Creative Cloud. There are a couple of applications which have not had updates made available during this milestone release… primary among those is Flash Professional CC. Flash Professional CC is now Animate CC Flash Professional has had a strong showing at Adobe MAX this year. If you were able to attend those sessions, or any of the subsequent presentations I have given around the product, you will know that it has received a lot more resources, leading to many more enhancements over the past

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Flash Professional CC 2015: A New Era in Animation and Interactivity

Here is the recording and slides for my presentation “Flash Professional CC 2015: A New Era in Animation and Interactivity” for the Boulder Valley Adobe User Group. See how Flash Professional CC lets you create assets and animations for any use case, device, browser or platform. Too often, users confuse the Flash Professional application with the Flash runtimes and believe they can target only certain browsers and devices with their content. Not so! Adobe has been enhancing the creative toolset within Flash Professional while building support for custom platforms. See what new creative tooling is now built into this premiere

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