Use this article to understand the features released in Animate CC October 2017 release

Adobe Animate CC | October 2017 release

This release of Animate CC provides you the following new features and enhancements:

  • Camera and layer depth
    • Layer depth
    • Camera Z-depth
    • Runtime interactive camera    
  • Timeline enhancements
    • Display time along with frames
    • Scale frame spans with fps
    • Converting blank spans to 1s, 2s, or 3s
    • Pan through animation on stage
  • Actions code wizard
  • Create and save custom easing presets for classic and shape tweens
  • Components parameters panel
  • Texture atlas enhancements
  • Document type converter

For more information on the supported features, refer New feature summary.

System requirements

For the latest system requirements visit

In addition to the Adobe Animate CC system requirements, applications created using AIR for iOS will only run on some iOS devices. For more information, see Adobe Air Tech specs.

Applications created and published from Animate CC for Android platforms will run on devices that run Google Android™ 2.3 operating system or higher. For a list of the latest certified devices, please visit

Installation instructions

For detailed instructions on installation, visit the installation page

Note: If you are updating from previous versions of Flash Professional, this latest version will be found on your computer as Adobe Animate CC (not Adobe Flash). 

Trial software

Creative Cloud trials are "try and buy", allowing you to evaluate individual products or editions and then convert the installed trial to a full version. You can convert from a trial to a full version at any time by signing up for a subscription. You are required to be online and log-in with an Adobe ID to start using your full version. For more information on downloading trial versions, visit

Custom Platform Support SDK and sample plugin

You can download the Custom Platform Support SDK and sample plugin from Enabling Custom Platform Support.

Download and install extensions

The Adobe Add-ons site provides a range of add-ons to your Creative Cloud products. Visit the Animate page at to download and install useful extensions for Animate CC. 

For more information on installing Animate extensions, see Install Extensions.

License agreement

Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement are required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 years and above and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see Adobe Legal). Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Online resources

Connect with us

To read about the latest developments about Animate, smart tips and tricks, information about webinars and events, visit the Adobe Animate Blog at:

Submitting bugs and feature requests

To submit feature request and bugs for Animate at, select Adobe Animate CC (Formerly Flash Professional) from the product drop down list and complete the Wishform. 

Animate CC and Android Market

Animate CC supports the publishing of AIR applications for Android so developers can deliver applications to Google Play.  Developers will need to establish an account with the Android Market to publish their application.  For more information, visit to set up an account.

Apple App Store submission requirements

Developers can deliver applications built with AIR for iOS to the Apple App Store. This requires the developer to be a member of the iOS Developer Program and follow the program guidelines.

A developer certificate from Apple is required in order to test and deploy applications to iOS devices. Apple provides information on its developer programs at

For the latest information about Adobe AIR releases, go to

Known issues

  • 4101427: Too many Anchor points generated using 'Draw as Fills' option for Paint brush.
  • 4195105: Paint Brushes created and saved in Animate CC are not backward compatible.
  • 4198146: Animate CC is not per-monitor DPI aware on Windows OS.
  • 4195694: A message titled "Adobe Animate CC needs to download the font Osaka" appears each time Animate CC is launched in MAC 10.12.