Why Animate CC?
For nearly two decades, Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web. Because of the emergence of HTML5 and demand for animations that leverage web standards, we completely rewrote the tool over the past few years to incorporate native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support in tandem with Flash format and Adobe AIR applications. To more accurately represent its position as the premier animation tool for the web and beyond, Flash Professional is renamed Adobe Animate CC, starting with the February 2016 release.
To more about the renaming and the features that Animate CC offers, read the blog post at Welcome Adobe Animate CC, a new era for Flash Professional.
What is Animate CC and who is it for?
Adobe Animate CC lets you create vector animations, advertisements, multimedia content, immersive experiences, applications, games, and more, in a timeline-based authoring environment. Animate offers native support for multiple outputs such as HTML5 Canvas and WebGL, and is extensible to support custom formats such as Snap.SVG. Animate also supports creation and publishing of Flash formats, and packaging Adobe AIR applications. Animate’s flexibility with output formats ensure that your content can be viewed anywhere, without the need for plug-ins. Animate also offers best in class drawing and illustration tools, as well as powerful integration with Adobe CreativeSync.
And because Animate CC is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you get access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they’re available. Learn more about Creative Cloud.
Where can I learn more about new features?
How does Animate CC compare with earlier versions?
I’m a designer who uses Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. How does Animate CC help me?
Animate CC is tightly integrated with the Adobe design applications you already know, so you can get up to speed quickly while preserving the fidelity and integrity of the designs you import from those apps. You can also create and share your assets via CC library, and work in tandem with Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, and Indesign.
Why should I choose Animate CC over other interactive content authoring tools?
Animate CC delivers benchmark authoring tools that let you create and deliver animated, interactive content across desktops and mobile devices, TVs, and more. Take advantage of modern web standards thanks to native HTML5 Canvas support and the ability to convert existing Animate files to HTML. Develop content once and then deploy it to virtually any device or operating system, including Android and iOS. Create or revitalize content for any form factor or device, including the latest ultra high-resolution monitors and displays. And easily generate HTML5 Canvas advertisements that meet the latest Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) standards.
What are the minimum system requirements to run Animate CC?
Is Animate CC compatible with Windows 8.1?
Is Animate CC compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)?
Is Animate CC compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)?
Is Animate CC compatible with Mac OS X Sierra (10.12)?
Is Adobe Animate CC backward compatible with files saved in Flash Professional?
Does Adobe Animate CC still support the creation and publishing of Flash formats, and packaging Adobe AIR applications?
What formats does Adobe Animate CC (previously known as Flash Professional) output to?
What type of HTML5 content is Adobe Animate CC best suited to producing?
Adobe Animate CC can produce a wide variety of HTML5-based content such as studio quality cartoons, interactive animations, banner ads and educational tutorials. You can create new HTML5 Canvas or WebGL documents from scratch, or convert existing Flash content to HTML5 for compatibility with any modern browser, without the need for plug-ins.
What library does Adobe Animate CC use to produce HTML5 content?
Where can I get a trial version of Animate CC?
With a free Creative Cloud membership, you can download a trial version of Animate CC — and other applications in Creative Cloud. When you upgrade to an All Apps membership, you’ll be able to download the full version of every Creative Cloud application.