Adobe Flash Professional CC 2014 is here!

It has been sometime in the making, but there’s good reason for that. The newest update is packed with stunning new features that makes Flash Professional CC 2014 an absolute must-have. Here’s what’s new:

New and improved Motion Editor

We promised to reinstate the Motion Editor when you told us that you really missed having it. And, yes! The Motion Editor is back in a slicker, smoother, and more powerful form. For more information, see Editing Motion Tweens using Motion Editor.

 

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Leveraging modern web standards – take 1 – WebGL

Last December, we added native support for HTML5 Canvas in Flash Professional, and now, it’s time for WebGL or Web Graphics Library format. You can create and publish WebGL content from within Flash Professional CC 2014 using the WebGL (preview) document type. Work with the familiar Timeline, Workspace, Tools, and other functionalities of Flash Pro, and produce WebGL content. Flash Professional leverages the GPU accelerated usage of processing and rendering of WebGL content, which is integrated with most modern-day browsers. For more information, see Creating and publishing a WebGL document.

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 Leveraging modern web standards – take 2 – SVG

You can now export fully scalable, superior quality, and high resolution SVG images using Flash Professional. Supporting the SVG export format is a giant stride towards Flash Professional embracing open web standards. SVG images can be easily integrated with most modern web content. For more information, see Export SVG files.

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Beautify artwork using Variable-Width Tool

The Variable-Width Tool allows you to embellish artwork. You can easily enhance uniform and standard strokes to create beautiful strokes and shapes using the Variable-Width Tool. You could also save such enhancements as width profiles and reuse at a later point. These strokes can also be shape-tweened to produce rich animation. For more information, see Enhance Strokes and Shapes using Variable-width tool.

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Create, store, and manage color themes using Adobe Kuler

Flash Professional CC is now integrated with Kuler panel, a cloud-based application to create color themes using iPhone or desktop browser. With Kuler panel, you can sync your color inspirations right to Flash Professional CC via Creative Cloud. To create color themes using Kuler, visit this link. For more information about using Kuler to create color themes and managing them within Flash Professional, see Using the Kuler panel.

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Create HTML5 Panels and Extensions

You can extend Flash Professional CC using HTML extensions. Earlier, Flash Professional CC could only be integrated with SWF extensions packaged using Adobe Extension Builder. However, with Adobe Extension Builder 3 you can create and package HTML extensions that can be submitted to Adobe Exchange. Flash Professional CC has been enhanced to leverage HTML extensions packaged using Extension Builder 3. These extensions can be downloaded using Adobe Exchange and managed using Adobe Extension Manager from within Flash Professional. For more information, see Creating HTML extensions.

Synchronizing Workspaces with Adobe Creative Cloud

You can now sync the Flash Professional CC Workspace settings with Creative Cloud. You can customize the workspace to suit your design needs, and via Creative Cloud, you can replicate the customizations across multiple machines. For more information, see Sync Flash Professional Preferences with Creative Cloud.

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Other enhancements

  • The Object-level undo option has been re-enabled and can be accessed on the Preferences dialog. For more information, see Undo, redo, and the History panel.
  • Exporting projector files has now been re-enabled, as well. Note that the option to export projector files is available within the Commands menu. For more information, see Exporting Projector Files.

7 Responses to Adobe Flash Professional CC 2014 is here!

  1. Gareth Jones says:

    Hello

    Of course I’m pleased that there are updates to all our favourite apps, but the way in which you’ve done it is a little surprising.

    When you guys ditched the CSX model you said it was because CC would be continuously updated and there wouldn’t be any other static, boxed releases. Instead CC would evolve over time. But today you’ve released CC 2014 apps which can run alongside regular CC versions… which to me seems as though you’ve returned to the CSX model just with a different naming convention. What’s the reason for this u-turn?

    Also, the opening sentence has a mistake in it that you may want to correct: “It has been sometime in the making”. “Sometime” means “an indefinite or unstated time”, as in “sometime in the 17th Century” or “come and see me sometime”. What you mean here I think is “some time” (2 words) which means “a period of time”.

    Regards

    Gareth

  2. Tufik says:

    Really, it is a joke. Definitely Apple only want a thing, dead flash and create a alternative to get all as3 developers. Swift is the new developer platform. So i only want that Apple launch a new Apple Swift Professional soon to improve the UI creations. Adobr, sorry for lost.

  3. Ashish says:

    This is really nice. Happy to see web GL here ;)

  4. Nothing related to code? AIR support?
    Only design tools to export for javascript?
    hmmmm…

  5. I have been developing in Flash Platform for the past 16 years. You release a new version of Flash, and there is nothing for AS/AIR developers. I don’t understand Adobe’s tactics. Still, nothing to persuade me to open a mortgage to rent CC software. I stick to my one-time license for CS6.
    Are these HTML Canvas feature used by many people? Is it your goal to keep Flash as the tool to produce banners? Can someone from Adobe shed some light please?
    Thx

  6. Davide says:

    Actionscript 3 and Flash should continue to be supported.All actionscript developers i’ve heard count on this.

    WebGL feature is wellcome.

    Thank you very much

  7. Patrick Wall says:

    I’m still scratching my head about FLV. I wrote an article on my blog about how Adobe appear to have ditched the flash video format. It appears that you can’t actually export flash video from CC 2014.