Welcome to Adobe® Edge Animate CC

What's new in Edge Animate CC (3.0)

Audio
Make some noise with your Animate projects with the new ability to add audio to your compositions. Using the native HTML5 audio APIs available in all modern browsers, you can bind audio events to the timeline, add audio actions to your elements and create audio transitions for unique sound effects.

To learn more about how to get started with audio, see Add audio to animations.

Responsive Scaling
Making responsive Animate projects is now as simple as clicking a button. When enabled, this option allows you to scale your Animate Stage up and down while maintaining its aspect ratio based on the dimensions of the browser window or parent container.

Script Loading
Add your favorite JavaScript libraries to extend your Animate projects with the new script loading panel. Libraries can be imported from both local and online sources to be saved with your composition and packaged with published files.

Scale + Rotate Motion Paths
Enhancements have been made to motion path editing, allowing you to easily scale the size of a motion path and rotate it around the transform origin. Hover over a motion path to see the new commands, or press H to dismiss the overlay.

New Distribute Commands
New distribute commands are available from the modify menu to help with aligning and positioning elements on the stage. Select two or more objects and select Modify > Distribute from the menu to access various distribute options.

Stage Centering
Center your Animate stage within the browser window or whatever parent container it’s placed in. You can choose to center the stage horizontally, vertically, or both simply by selecting a checkbox in the properties for the Stage.

Transparent poster image for OAM
You now have the option when publishing an OAM file to save the poster image as a transparent PNG. Use this embedding Animate content inside of InDesign or Muse if you want a transparent stage to overlay the design contents of your document. Note: When using this option in an application that supports OAM files, the placed file will appear blank due to the transparency.

This feature currently is currently not compatible with PDF Folio types when publishing to DPS. To use a transparent poster image, choose Automatic, PNG or JPG Folio types.

CDN Publishing for OAM
Take advantage of faster loading of your Animate projects with cached hosting, now available with OAM publishing. Check this option if you’re creating Animate content with the intent of online use (Muse, Dreamweaver or third party uploading plugin).

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New lessons
Two new lessons (Responsive Layout and Audio) 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.

jQuery Update
Animate now uses jQuery version 2.0.3, updated from jQuery 1.7.1.

Source Map Support
When debugging Animate compositions using Preview in Browser or on the CDN you can now analyze the minified Animate and jQuery library code when using a browser that supports Source Maps such as Google Chrome.

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 and Windows 8 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

Adobe TV

Edge Animate API

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