Learn what's new in the November 2019 release of Animate (version 20.0)
The redesigned user interface makes Animate simple to use and empowers you to express your creativity. The touch-friendly interface includes enhanced Properties panel, personalizable toolbar, modern timeline, and more.
The renewed user interface makes Animate an intuitive application with its designs and added features.
The new Properties panel in Animate lets you view settings and controls in context of your current task or workflow. This new panel has been designed with ease of use in mind, ensuring that you have access to the right controls right when you need them.
The new interface of Properties panel comes with more improvements. Just a click and the properties of each selection is available in different tabs like Tool, Object, Frame, and Doc.
Each of the above tab also supports quick action section that includes frequently used list of options. In Properties panel, you can also rearrange each section and expand or collapse the section according to your need.
For more information, see Using Animate authoring panels.
Design your own custom toolbar. In any toolbar, you can add, remove, group, or reorder tools according to your requirements.
The new spacer splits the toolbar into groups to form a division. With the support of Spacer, tear off each group of tools and get them closer to your work area.
You can even save the customization as part of the workspace and use it for future projects.
For more information, see Use the Stage and Tools panel for Animate.
In Animate, Timeline controls have been revised with new options and functionalities.
For more information, see How to use the timeline in Animate.
Get set quickly to Animate and animation concepts with easy to follow guided tutorial. In the new release, begin your animate journey with hands-on tutorial. The option is introduced in the Help tab. The tutorial focuses to educate both novice and advanced users the essential features and concepts of Animate and animation. With interactive tutorials, Animate allows you to watch and learn simple animations and work on it simultaneously. The guided tutorials come with easy to follow steps.
At the end of each tutorial, you can create and publish the animation in social media and wow your followers.
Animate now completely uses Adobe Media Encoder for a seamless media export experience. Now export animations to a wider range of media in Animate. In Animate, you can now choose formats and presets supported by Adobe Media Encoder.
For more information, see Export graphics and videos with Animate.
The brand new Fluid brushes come with added features.
For more information, see Fluid brushes.
When you launch Animate, it now displays a home screen, which includes:
The contents of the home screen are tailored based on your familiarity with Illustrator and your Creative Cloud membership plan.
Application settings are revised to achieve usability and cater to the ease of Animate users. With the updated version, you can:
We aim to provide you a stable and a better product every release.
In the new version of Animate, the accuracy to perform task has been fine-tuned. Especially, the Save option and Timeline play option functions are smoothened to increase the efficiency and reduce efforts for a concurrent experience.
Enhanced Keyboard Shortcuts Support- In Animate, you can assign keyboard shortcuts to all essential functionalities of Timeline and Toolbar. For reference, you can implement shortcuts to brush and erase modes, swap colors, layer, and frame menu options. You can add or modify shortcut keys in the Keyboard Shortcut dialog box.
Enhanced Export Image Assets workflow in Canvas Publishing- Image assets option is introduced in Export Image assets. The option retains the image optimization without altering the quality of the image.
Export SVG Sequence- You can export timeline as an SVG Sequence. Click File > Export > Export Movie… and select SVG Sequence as Save as type.
More Filters and Color Effects for Camera: The new Properties panel has updated features for the camera. Now, you can apply any filter or color effects to camera similar to ones used for frames.
Application and Document Bar Additions: Shortcut buttons like Play button, Stage Rotation button, Stepper Zoom Control have been added upfront for easy access.
Support for New JSAPIs- New JSAPIs allow you to work with camera, layer depth, layer effects, layer parenting, texture atlas, export SVG, export movie and so on. For more information, see Adobe.io.
Additionaly, Animate also supports the New CreateJS libraries, CC Libraries, and AIR.