Animate is now fully integrated with Creative Cloud. It allows you to synchronize Preferences to Creative Cloud, first, and across multiple machines (a maximum of two). Besides maintaining a backup on Creative Cloud, the sync preferences feature allows you to restore and reuse preferences despite reinstalling Animate.
This feature is applicable only for Animate 18.0 and earlier versions.
The following set of preferences can be synced with the Creative Cloud and across multiple machines:
You can also choose to sync preferences across two different platforms (MAC and Windows). However, due to various differences in the operating systems, there are limitations when syncing across platforms. Certain settings cannot be synced. For example, keyboard shortcuts that include control (MAC), are ignored when downloading Preferences on a Windows machine.
You can sync Animate Preferences across two systems. You can modify preferences on a computer, sync these modified settings with the Creative Cloud, and download the same on a different computer.
If Preferences on the second computer are default or unmodified, then you can download Preferences from Creative Cloud. When Preferences are downloaded successfully on to a system, the Updated Settings Are Ready dialog is displayed indicating the same.
However, a case of conflict occurs if Preferences are modified without syncing with the Creative Cloud. For more information on how to resolve such conflicts, see Resolving Sync Conflicts.
For example, consider that you modified Keyboard Shortcuts on a computer at work and synced it with the Creative Cloud. You can then download and apply these preferences at home on a different computer.
If you quit Animate before applying the downloaded preferences, they are automatically applied on relaunching the application.
When using multiple machines, you can modify sync settings on any of the machines. However, a case of conflict occurs if you further modify the same settings on a different computer.
For example, consider that you have modified the Sprite Sheet settings on your machine at work (office). You further modify these settings on a machine at home. If the machine at home was not synced with Cloud before modifying Sprite Sheet settings, a case of conflict occurs.
To resolve such a conflict:
Sync local settings on this computer to Creative Cloud; overwrite Creative Cloud version with the local version of settings.
Sync from Creative Cloud to your local computer; ignore changes made to the local settings and replace them with the settings downloaded from Creative Cloud.