If you are a designer or a developer and you have the required extensions for Animate CC available at the Adobe Add-ons website as add-ons, follow these steps to acquire them:
Note: To install extensions on Flash CC 2015 using the Manage Extensions utility, see Installing ZXP extensions using the Manage Extensions utility.
Download the Manage Extensions utility for Windows.
Click here to download the Manage Extensions Utility for Windows. Choose Manage Extensions Utility in Downloads tab, choose CC 2018 SDK version and Windows option to download.
Download the Manage Extensions utility for mac OS.
Click here to download the Manage Extensions Utility for mac OS. Choose Manage Extensions Utility in Downloads tab, choose CC 2018 SDK version and mac OS option to download.
If you want to install .mxp extensions in Animate CC then first you need to convert .mxp file to .zxp format using following steps and then follow method to install .zxp extension:
- Download and install Extension Manager CS6.
- Launch Extension Manager CS6, and choose Tools > Convert MXP Extension to ZXP.
- Select your .mxp file in the Open dialog box.
- Save the .zxp file.
If you are a developer or producer of Animate add-ons, Adobe provides you the following alternatives to distribute your Animate add-ons:
- Adobe recommends that you distribute your products through the Adobe Add-ons website. You can distribute add-ons publicly (free or paid) or privately (free to named users). Learn more about sharing products privately.
- If you still want to sell extensions through your own websites or via other channels, you can build your own installer or provide instructions to your users on how to use the Extension Manager command line to install your extension. See Installing ZXP extensions using the command line for details.
You can occasionally experience difficulty while trying to install an extension. Several factors can disrupt or prevent a successful installation. Below is a list of possible issues and suggested solutions.
When there is difference in system locale and Animate CC installed locale, extension files copied to system locale folder in preferences directory. If user gets successful installation message in creative cloud application or Manage Extension Utility but extensions are not loading in Animate CC, check the following location:
- On Windows: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Adobe\Animate CC 2018\
- On Mac : /Users/[username]/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/Animate CC 2018/
If it contains two locale folders then copy the contents of Commands and WindowSWF folder from system locale folder to App locale folder e.g. en_AU (system locale) , en_US (Animate locale)
- Copy following folders (if exist)
- Copy the contents of en_AU\Configuration\Commands\ to en_US\Configuration\Commands\
- Copy the contents of en_AU\Configuration\WindowSWF\ to en_US\Configuration\WindowSWF
- Start Animate and check extensions.
An incomplete transfer can result in a corrupt install file, or a newer version of the extension could have been posted to the Exchange. Try downloading the extension again.
All extensions for Animate are ZXP files. However, most extensions have separate versions for Windows and Mac OS. Select the proper file for your operating system before downloading the extension.
Make sure that the extension is designed to work on your platform. Some extensions are designed for only one operating system rather than for both. Note any requirements for the extension on the download page.
When there is trouble with a specific extension, users often post messages to each other and to the extension's developer. These problems are discussed in the Animate Exchange Extensions section of the Animate forums. Before posting, become familiar with the general etiquette and procedures of using the forums.
If you need assistance with a particular extension, most developers also post contact or support information along with their extensions.
Animate extensions can be created to work with localized languages. However, many developers have not localized their extensions and the extension can install in a non-localized folder.
If you still have problems installing an extension, try to eliminate any system conflicts that can interfere with the Extension installer, such as shutting down all running applications and background processes that could be causing the conflict.
Adobe Extension Manager CC has been phased out as a stand-alone product due to its integration with the Creative Cloud application. For more information about this change, read Extension Manager End of Life Notification.
For general troubleshooting information about extensions, see Extension Help on the main Exchange page.