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Apr 1, 2015/General/

LIVE WEBINAR: Making HTML5 Games using Flash Professional



As you already know, Flash Professional now supports native authoring for HTML5 Canvas. Join Colin Holgate from Funny Garbage as he goes through his personal experience in creating a game for this platform.

Date – 21st April 2015
Time – 8:00 AM PST

About Colin Holgate: In the late ‘80s Colin was the multimedia specialist in Apple Computer UK’s technical support department, and through that he became friends with the founders of The Voyager Company. In 1992 he moved to the US to work for Voyager, and went on to program many of the Voyager CD-ROM titles, including A Hard Day’s Night, This Is Spinal Tap, and numerous edutainment titles. For the last 17 years Colin has worked with Funny Garbage, initially on CD-ROMs and museum kiosks, then on shockwave games, and more recently on Flash based web activities and mobile apps. He has used several different authoring tools, but all 16 mobiles apps that he helped to create were all developed in Flash Professional.

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Mar 15, 2015/General, HTML5, Toolkit for CreateJS/

Behind the scenes of HTML5 Canvas rendering performance

Users typically spend a lot of time on optimizing performance of the exported CreateJS content. The key step in the performance optimization process is identifying the bottlenecks in the process that result in poor performance. Matt Karl from CloudKid was kind enough to share the following utilities and instructions to help you tune your content for better performance.

Size Report

The HTML5 Canvas Size Report.jsfl utility script helps you list down all the library items required for the final rendering and their actual and percentage contribution to the overall package size, as shown in the following screen:


Filter Usage

It is well known that symbol filters adversely impact performance (drop shadow, blur, color transforms, and so on). However, for a given FLA, especially if it is a complex animation with nested library items, it is hard to track down the usage details of such filters at a layer or frame number level. The utility script Filter Finder.jsfl does this and displays all the filter usage in the current document as shown in the following image.


How to generate these reports

  1. Download the utilities, HTML5 Canvas Size Report and Filter Finder to your computer and extract the .jsfl files.
  2. In the latest version of Flash Professional CC, open the HTML5 Canvas document for which you want to generate the reports.
  3. On the Commands menu, click Run Command and select the JSFL utility for the report you want to generate.



Feb 18, 2015/General/

Flash Professional CC February 2015 Update – Available now

Flash Professional CC team is proud to announce our February 2015 update ( which includes critical bug fixes and support for the following features –

  • Support for AIR 16/Flash Player 16 – This update will add the ability to publish 64 bit AIR apps for iOS 8.x in addition to support for Flash Player 16
  • HTML5 Canvas Optimizations – We’ve made significant updates to optimize the published content.  The published content will no longer have unused library items, assets on guide layers, hidden layers (based on publish settings) and unused frames in graphic symbols.  This should improve the size of your published content dramatically.
  • Audio Splitting – This feature will allow you to split your streaming sound on the timeline itself.
  • Masking support for Custom Platform SDK.
  • WebGL runtime support for the latest Chrome browser update.

Look forward to hear your feedback on the latest release.  You can always reach us at –

Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash Professional

Jan 18, 2015/General/

Webinar Video: The Future of Animation

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the overwhelming presence at this first webinar.  We had a full house way before the session started.  My sincere apologies for those who were not able to join as the room was full.  We will arrange for larger rooms in the future.  Yes, we are going to have these webinars on a regular basis.  :-)

Below, please find the raw video from the webinar.


Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash CC