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 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.