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What's new in Edge Animate CC (2014 release) | November 2014

The November 2014 release of Edge Animate CC addresses critical issues of the Adobe Edge Animate CC 2014.1 release. 

For details of the changes, see the New Features Summary 

What's new in Edge Animate CC (2014 release) | October 2014

The October 2014 release of Edge Animate provides the following publishing and runtime enhancements.

  • Reduced supporting runtime size by 55%
  • Removed dependencies on 3rd party libraries
  • Save your images, media and scripts to custom folders
  • Fewer project output files to manage
  • New Preloader options

For complete details of the changes, see the New features summary.

What's new in Edge Animate CC (2014 release) | August 2014

The August release of Edge Animate CC provides a fix to rendering issues on Chrome, which occur due to vendor prefixes, along with a few other bug fixes

What's new in Edge Animate CC (2014 release) | June 2014

Support for Native HTML 5 Video
Edge Animate now lets you add HTML5 video to your projects. New properties, snippets and timeline actions let you easily control your videos without having to code.

Video can be used like any element in Animate. You can use video as a static background, apply animation properties to the video, or have other elements overlay your video.

Since the format for the video is native HTML5, it plays on iOS and Android devices as well as in modern desktop browsers.

For more information on using video in your animations, see Add video to animations.

Sprite Sheet Import
You can now import sprite sheets to add advanced, multi-frame animations to your Edge Animate compositions. There's two ways to import sprite sheets; you can import a sprite sheet generated from Flash Professional CC, or import a sprite sheet created with Photoshop or any other imaging program.

Sprite sheets allow you to add high fidelity animated scenes to your projects, and let your graphics download faster with fewer HTTP requests. Automatic keyframing of sprites on import saves time by reducing effort spent with manual positioning of frames.

For more information on importing sprite sheets into Edge Animate, see Import sprite sheets.

Article Linking for Adobe DPS
In previous versions of Edge Animate, you had to manually code links to navigate to your DPS Folios from Edge Animate content.

Now, Edge Animate lets you link to your InDesign or DPS Folio articles using the options on the user interface without writing code. You can create interactive title pages, table of contents, and advanced navigation to target articles and article subsections of your digital publications more easily and quickly.

For more information on linking elements, see Hyperlink elements to eBook articles.

Actions Editor
The Actions pop-up has been redesigned to easily let you assign actions to elements without having to code. New snippets have been introduced to let you get started with interactivity, speeding up the creation process.

Also, you now have the ability to save your own custom snippets for easy reuse

Copy-paste from Adobe Illustrator

It's easier than ever to bring your vector artwork into your Edge Animate projects. You can now copy your Illustrator artwork and past directly onto the Animate stage. The graphic is then saved as an SVG file with your project, saving you the time of having to export/import graphics

Scrolling hand and zoom tools
Edge Animate CC 2014 includes scrolling hand and zooming tools to help you navigate your Edge Animate composition easily.

Thumbnail Preview

You can view a thumbnail image for images, symbols and video to quickly navigate the assets you want to use with your project. Click on the collapsible carat icons to view a thumbnail.

New APIs

Two new APIs have been introduced to control symbol playback

sym.stopAll(); This will stop all of the symbol timelines and child symbol timelines within the main Stage or a selected symbol.

sym.playAll(); This will play all of the symbol timelines and child symbol timelines within the main Stage or a selected symbol.

To view the full Edge Animate CC JavaScript API click here.

New lessons

New lessons are available for you to get started with some of the features available in this release. Check out “Getting Started” on the Welcome Screen, or Window > Lessons to view the lessons panel.

See Version History for features introduced in previous versions.

Install your software

  1. Go to the Edge Animate product page on Adobe Creative Cloud at https://creative.adobe.com/products/animate
  2. Click the Download button.
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and credentials and click the Sign In button if prompted.
  4. If you don’t already have an Adobe Creative Cloud account, click on the Getting Started button and select a Creative Cloud offering. Note: Edge Animate is available in all Creative Cloud offerings including the free subscription in trial mode.
  5. The Creative Cloud Desktop Application will launch and download and install Edge Animate automatically. Note: You may be asked to enter your machine administrator password.  
  6. At the end of the installation click on the Launch App link.

Minimum system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
  • Windows® 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating system
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 200 MB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1280x800 display with 16-bit video card
  • Broadband Internet connection required

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor
  • Mac OS X v10.7, v10.8, and v10.9 operating system
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 200 MB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1280x800 display with 16-bit video card
  • Broadband Internet connection required

Known issues

For a list of known issues, go to: adobe.com/go/animate_knownissues

Security Considerations when opening Animate projects from your desktop

Animate uses an HTTP server to deliver content to your browser when using Preview in Browser. Animate serves files under any directory that contains an open Animate composition. To help avoid making sensitive files accessible via the server in Animate, we recommend that you save Animate compositions in their own folder.

Technical Resources

Support for Edge Animate is available on our community forum at: adobe.com/go/learn_animate_forum

Other resources

Online Resources

For complete Help plus community-based instruction, inspiration, and support, go to:

adobe.com/go/learn_animate_forum

Adobe website

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Edge Animate API

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