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Fixed issues in Animate

  1. Adobe Animate User Guide
  2. Introduction to Animate
    1. What's New in Animate
    2. Visual Glossary
    3. Animate system requirements
    4. Animate keyboard shortcuts
    5. Work with Multiple File Types in Animate
  3. Animation
    1. Animation basics in Animate
    2. How to use frames and keyframes in Animate
    3. Frame-by-frame animation in Animate
    4. How to work with classic tween animation in Animate
    5. Brush Tool
    6. Motion Guide
    7. Motion tween and ActionScript 3.0
    8. About Motion Tween Animation
    9. Motion tween animations
    10. Creating a Motion tween animation
    11. Using property keyframes
    12. Animate position with a tween
    13. How to edit motion tweens using Motion Editor
    14. Editing the motion path of a tween animation
    15. Manipulating motion tweens
    16. Adding custom eases
    17. Creating and applying Motion presets
    18. Setting up animation tween spans
    19. Working with Motion tweens saved as XML files
    20. Motion tweens vs Classic tweens
    21. Shape tweening
    22. Using Bone tool animation in Animate
    23. Work with character rigging in Animate
    24. How to use mask layers in Adobe Animate
    25. How to work with scenes in Animate
  4. Interactivity
    1. How to create buttons with Animate
    2. Convert Animate projects to other document type formats
    3. Create and publish HTML5 Canvas documents in Animate
    4. Add interactivity with code snippets in Animate
    5. Creating custom HTML5 Components
    6. Using Components in HTML5 Canvas
    7. Creating custom Components: Examples
    8. Code Snippets for custom Components
    9. Best practices - Advertising with Animate
    10. Virtual Reality authoring and publishing
  5. Workspace and workflow
    1. Creating and managing Paint brushes
    2. Using Google fonts in HTML5 Canvas documents
    3. Using Creative Cloud Libraries and Adobe Animate
    4. Use the Stage and Tools panel for Animate
    5. Animate workflow and workspace
    6. Using web fonts in HTML5 Canvas documents
    7. Timelines and ActionScript
    8. Working with multiple timelines
    9. Set preferences
    10. Using Animate authoring panels
    11. Create timeline layers with Animate
    12. Export animations for mobile apps and game engines
    13. Moving and copying objects
    14. Templates
    15. Find and Replace in Animate
    16. Undo, redo, and the History panel
    17. Keyboard shortcuts
    18. How to use the timeline in Animate
    19. Creating HTML extensions
    20. Optimization options for Images and Animated GIFs
    21. Export settings for Images and GIFs
    22. Assets Panel in Animate
  6. Multimedia and Video
    1. Transforming and combining graphic objects in Animate
    2. Creating and working with symbol instances in Animate
    3. Image Trace
    4. How to use sound in Adobe Animate
    5. Exporting SVG files
    6. Create video files for use in Animate
    7. How to add a video in Animate
    8. Draw and create objects with Animate
    9. Reshape lines and shapes
    10. Strokes, fills, and gradients with Animate CC
    11. Working with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    12. Color Panels in Animate CC
    13. Opening Flash CS6 files with Animate
    14. Work with classic text in Animate
    15. Placing artwork into Animate
    16. Imported bitmaps in Animate
    17. 3D graphics
    18. Working with symbols in Animate
    19. Draw lines & shapes with Adobe Animate
    20. Work with the libraries in Animate
    21. Exporting Sounds
    22. Selecting objects in Animate CC
    23. Working with Illustrator AI files in Animate
    24. Applying blend modes
    25. Arranging objects
    26. Automating tasks with the Commands menu
    27. Multilanguage text
    28. Using camera in Animate
    29. Graphic filters
    30. Sound and ActionScript
    31. Drawing preferences
    32. Drawing with the Pen tool
  7. Platforms
    1. Convert Animate projects to other document type formats
    2. Custom Platform Support
    3. Create and publish HTML5 Canvas documents in Animate
    4. Creating and publishing a WebGL document
    5. How to package applications for AIR for iOS
    6. Publishing AIR for Android applications
    7. Publishing for Adobe AIR for desktop
    8. ActionScript publish settings
    9. Best practices - Organizing ActionScript in an application
    10. How to use ActionScript with Animate
    11. Accessibility in the Animate workspace
    12. Writing and managing scripts
    13. Enabling Support for Custom Platforms
    14. Custom Platform Support Overview
    15. Working with Custom Platform Support Plug-in
    16. Debugging ActionScript 3.0
    17. Enabling Support for Custom Platforms
  8. Exporting and Publishing
    1. How to export files from Animate CC
    2. OAM publishing
    3. Exporting SVG files
    4. Export graphics and videos with Animate
    5. Publishing AS3 documents
    6. Export animations for mobile apps and game engines
    7. Exporting Sounds
    8. Best practices - Tips for creating content for mobile devices
    9. Best practices - Video conventions
    10. Best practices - SWF application authoring guidelines
    11. Best practices - Structuring FLA files
    12. Best Practices to optimize FLA files for Animate
    13. ActionScript publish settings
    14. Specify publish settings for Animate
    15. Exporting projector files
    16. Export Images and Animated GIFs
    17. HTML publishing templates
    18. Working with Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
    19. Quick share and publish your animations
  9. Troubleshooting
    1. Fixed issues
    2. Known issues


We heard you! We've been working hard at fixing the issues you reported to us. Here's a list of issues we fixed in the latest release of Animate.

Animate 2024 (version 24.0)

  • "An error occurred" while opening the old binary FLA files.
  • Artifacts appear on the transparent area of the layer if there is an overlapping content in the layer below upon importing a psd file.
  • Unable to import color files (.clr) into swatches panel.
  • 'Import as a single bitmap image' setting imports only the bottom most layer when importing a psd file into Animate.

Animate 2023 (version 23.0.2)

  • [macOS] Save As dialog gets dismissed upon using Arrow keys.
  • Warped asset appears blank on saving and reopening the file if the warped asset was placed inside a symbol.
  • Application goes to non responding state upon quit when the system is offline.

Animate 2023 (version 23.0.1)

  • Animate crashes on copy-pasting text from Illustrator to Animate.
  • Bone length is getting altered on dragging the bone continuously.

Animate 2023 (version 23.0.0)

  • Warped object disappears upon copy pasting it on a different document.
  • Importing fla file into After Effects is not working.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.8)

  • [winOS] Your Adobe Flash Player version is too old error on running Projector files.
  • Animate is turning into non-responding mode upon copying all layers from specific files.
  • Duplicated symbols are not placed inside the Duplicated Items Folder in the Library panel
  • Auto keyframe does not honor the temporary transform point while rotating or scaling if the selection is made across layers.
  • Flexi bone has sharp deformation for objects that are small.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.7)

  • [macOS] Files in the network folder become hidden and the error occurs on trying to save a file opened from a shared network drive.
  • [macOS] Eyedropper does not pick up the correct color from a group or a graphic.
  • Child object gets rotated on reopening the file if the parent object was rotated before parenting.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.6)

  • [macOS] Error opening files created in older versions of Flash Professional.
  • [macOS] Missing workspaces, files error after launching the application with fresh preferences after macOS 12.3.1 update.
  • Incorrect test movie and video output if parenting is used inside a graphic symbol with a camera on the main timeline.
  • Parenting structure breaks upon copy-pasting keyframes with rigging in it.
  • Compiler error on publishing the file with any of the actions script reserved keywords in the layer name.
  • Import of SVG files with an embedded PNG is failing.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.5)

  • [winOS] Application turns black after using it for a long time.
  • [winOS] Actions panel is not getting closed on pressing F9 key.
  • [macOS] Color picker doesn't work in Gradient Color Panel, Find and Replace panel.
  • [macOS] clr and act color files exported failed to append the file extension hence unable to import such files.
  • Video export or Publishing takes too long and the output doesn't match with the stage if layer effects are applied inside the nested graphics.
  • Font Name, Font Style, Stroke Style and Width Profile dropdowns are not clickable or failed to open unless the application is relaunched.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.4)

  • [macOS] Sound not playing in Library panel and Timeline playback on Mac OS 11 & 12.
  • [macOS] Application goes to non responding state when importing a h264 video or opening a file containing h264 video.
  • Application crashes on scrolling the font list after adding a web font.
  • Stroke appearances are not retained while converting it to a rigged object.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.3)

  • [winOS] Inserting Keyframes progress dialog appears on inserting a keyframe or a blank keyframe.
  • Convert each to keyframes breaks the pose in the last keyframe in shape tween.
  • Previous keyframe objects are misplaced while using auto keyframing in a parenting setup.
  • Unable to move symbols in multiple layers together in a motion tween.
  • Unintended new keyframe is introduced when editing a symbol with the Free Transform tool in a tween span.
  • Playhead jumps in the Timeline panel while expanding or collapsing the Motion editor view

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.2)

  • [winOS] Context menu with options like Run Script, Format Code, Comment selection etc do not appear in script documents.
  • [winOS] Actions panel is not getting closed on pressing F9 key.
  • Objects on the child layer retain the tween even after removing the animation in the parent layer when Propagate Scale, Skew, and Flip is ON.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0.1)

  • Layer gets unparented in Auto Keyframe workflows.
  • Parenting in motion tween glitches if rotation is applied.
  • Child object moves on changing the transformation point of a parent object.
  • [winOS] Animate crashes on publishing a file with corrupted sound.
  • [winOS] Animate crashes on opening a file from a location that requires administrator privileges.
  • The code block is not shown properly in the actions panel and script documents.
  • Curly braces do not auto close in the Actions panel.
  • [winOS] Autocomplete does not work in the Actions panel.
  • [winOS] Keyboard shortcut for Find and Replace, Comment, and Uncomment Selection is not working in the Actions panel.
  • [macOS] Keyboard shortcut to Hide Animate does not work when in script document.

Animate 2022 (version 22.0)

  • Maximum call stack size exceeded error in Chrome for long frame-by-frame animations.
  • [macOS] shift-Tab does not move the text back to the left after a tab is used in script documents.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.9)

  • Sound files other than MP3 are not getting imported in Animate.
  • Text become invisible for some fonts when editing it in Japanese, Chinese and Korean language.
  • Application crashes on quitting if it was launched by opening a file.
  • Some assets are not visible in Assets panel unless the application is relaunched.
  • [macOS] Export video/media does not launch Adobe Media Encoder 15.4.
  • [macOS] Overwriting a word selected by double click in code editor is not working.
  • [winOS] Some of the keyboard shortcuts are not working when the focus is in code editor.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.8)

  • The size of the object changes and the movement of the object is incorrect while moving it using arrow keys in the presence of the camera.
  • Frame selection/highlight is not clearly visible in the Frame Picker panel.
  • First and Last Frame number is not correct when converting a Movie Clip to Graphic.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.7)

  • Variable Width Profile is not getting retained on reopening a file.
  • Paint Selection and Paint Fills Only modes are not working inside Drawing objects and Groups.
  • Opening or closing a large fla document takes a long time and consumes almost double the memory.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.6)

  • Fixed bugs related to Paint Fills/Paint Selection brush modes.
  • Security bug fixes related to out of bounds read and UAF vulnerability which could lead to sensitive memory data and arbitrary code execution by opening the malicious file.
  • Crash during installation of Animate to a directory having Capital Cyrillic character has been fixed.
  • Fixed drawing related bug after performing “Convert Layers to Symbol” action.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.5)

  • PNGs generated out of Texture Atlas exporter JSAPI is not transparent.
  • Animate crashes on trying to change the first frame in Frame Picker panel inside a group.
  • Application crashes on adding a new layer via keyboard shortcut while renaming a layer.
  • Undo of Brush modes such as Paint Selection and Paint Inside is not working on Drawing objects.
  • Tween is getting broken in the output for object on guided layer with Camera.
  • [winOS] Color Set and Color Table files ignores the file extensions on exporting a color swatch.
  • Copy-pasting nested movieclips from one document to another doesn't function correctly.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.4)

  • Keyboard shortcuts for different Gap Size options are not working.
  • [macOS] Animate color set and color table files are not recognized in Add/Replace color workflows.
  • Compiler error on test movie if camera API's are used and one of the layer name is "stage".
  • Applying rig on objects with different orientation than the source is not getting applied correctly.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.3)

  • Export Image and Export Animated GIF dialog appears truncated on small displays.
  • A call to importPublishProfileString() jsapi after modifying the doc apis crashes Animate.
  • A call to addItem() jsapi to add symbol after changing the active doc crashes Animate.
  • Animate crashes on test movie a file with an invalid sound envelope.
  • Animate goes into non responding state on moving the points in the envelope editor with both left and right mouse clicks.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.2)

  • Paint Bucket with Close Small Gaps mode leads to not responding state while using Stylus Pen to drag fill.
  • [macOS 11]  In the Properties panel, Stroke style and width dropdown menus are distorted.
  • [macOS 11]  Bitmap, Linear and Radial Gradient swatches look distorted.
  • [macOS 11] Brush Library panel appears distorted.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0.1)

  • [macOS] Application crashes on launch if one or more corrupted font is installed on the system.
  • Arrow keys to nudge the selection do not function as intended when in Edit Multiple Frames mode.
  • Keyboard shortcut to increase or decrease classic brush size does not update it live.
  • Dragging frames across layer folders do not work in Timeline panel.
  • Copy pasting objects, frames, and layers take long time in complex projects.
  • Animate crashes on using envelope transformation multiple times on a drawing object.
  • Bitmap warped object disappear upon reopening the file if it is part of a classic tween span.

Animate 2021 (version 21.0)

  • [macOS] Brush strokes are skipped while fast sketching.
  • Brush lag when drawing on a zoomed-in stage.
  • In Windows Ink mode, Temporary tools flicker or does not work.
  • Matte option is disabled in Export Image and Export Animated GIF dialogs.
  • Stage colored fills turn transparent when Transparent GIFs are generated. 
  • In Canvas document, Compression settings within the Bitmap properties dialog are disabled.
  • Animate does not respond while processing the Layer thumbnail previews in AI import dialog.
  • CPU usage is high when Animate is in idle state, or in the background.
  • While using Save as option, Auto Recovery file is not removed.
  • Auto-recovery is triggered during Timeline playback.
  •  Zoom-in and zoom-out options do not function accurately in nested symbols.
  • Flip transform does not function accurately when both parent and child objects are selected.


Animate 2020 (version 20.5.1)

  • Viseme frame picker does not open in the Lip sync dialog.
  • Static text randomly publishes as dynamic text causing display issue in Canvas output.
  • Cannot change the color from the Color panel for text, primitive, or drawing objects.
  • Stream audio of lengthy timelines is out of sync in Canvas output.
  • While copying three or more keyframes, extra frame is created.
  • Eraser tool lags in Auto keyframe mode.
  • Art brush extension does not create a group after turning fills from stroke.

Animate 2020 (version 20.5)

  • Texture/spritesheets is not generated for non-default image settings in canvas publishing,
  • Canvas output does not play in IE11.
  • Blend-modes against stage background are not honored in canvas output.
  • At the time of canvas publishing, mask effect generates frame by frame output and increases the JS output file size.
  • Export time for HTML5 Canvas is slow.
  • In the preview mode, Timeline playhead stalls at random frames.
  • Application frame disappears momentarily while modifying workspace or switching between Home and Animate tabs.
  • Application crashes on quitting fl.quit() after running it for a long duration.
  • When moving the tween span in a Layer parenting setup, child object changes its position.
  • Use four-digit number while naming SVG sequence export.

Animate 2020 (version 20.0.3)

  • Brush stroke disappears while drawing inside a new group.
  • Empty trash folders are created at times while opening files.
  • In Properties panel, when multiple Graphic instances are selected, start frame for Loop cannot be modified.
  • FPS drops when the cursor hovers over timeline or stage during Timeline playback.
  • Skew does not function correctly when applied on a motion tween symbol.

Animate 2020 (version 20.0.2)

  • Font style field appears disabled in Catalina.
  • Camera and layer effects applied on the first frame are not retained in the video output.
  • In the Tools panel, changing the Fill or Stroke color requires an extra click.

Animate 2020 (version 20.0.1)

In this release, we fixed some stability issues to offer you a better product stability.

  • Incorrect blend mode appears on bitmap while switching between nested timeline and scrubbing timeline.
  • In HTML5 Canvas published output, symbol instance's Name property is not set in JS.
  • Drawing tools draw at an offset if Animate is launched on a secondary monitor and the secondary display scale factor is different from the primary display.
  • In the published output, HTML5 Components appear at the beginning of timeline.
  • Items in Library panel do not have a compact view.
  • Exporting a frame to jpg/png also exports hidden layers to the image.
  •  For multiframe timeline, HTML5 Components do not load properly in output.

Animate 2020 (version 20.0)

  • Rotation and skew are not smooth while tweening.
  • Symbol jitters or moves at end of tween.
  • Polygon selection tool is not working in EditInPlace mode of symbols.
  • Easing property does not get updated in the output if it is modified after the canvas is published.
  • Shape tween does not work in the canvas output when gradient colors are used.
  • Unable to select a shape-tweened stroke inside graphic symbol.
  • library.addItemToDocument() api adds item at incorrect position on hidpi monitor.
  • App crashes on texture publishing a canvas file if the file uses European decimal format.
  • App crashes on export png image via Export Image dialog or via JSAPI in specific scenario.

App crashes on texture publishing a canvas file if the file uses europian decimal format.

  • Maskee layers are attaching to the camera in the canvas output.
  • Keyboard shortcut set for one tool in a group is impacting other tools also in the group (lasso, polygon, magic wand, and more).
  • Provide keyboard shortcut for black & white color and swap colors.
  • <XML.UI> Color Chip element cannot receive its value on initialization.
  • Compiler errors in case publishing swf for multi-scene document if some of the scenes use layer effects or camera but not all the layers.
  • Few strokes are missing in SVG exported for character animator. 
  • Folder in library disappears after paste.
  • Timeline playback FPS drops if certain tool is active.

Animate 2019 (version 19.2.1)

The 19.2.1 update for Animate fixes crash issues when performing paste in place inside a drawing object or group.


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