You probably know that Flash Professional CC lets you create content beyond Flash Player for HTML5 and WebGL. But did you know that we recently added support for Cocos2d, Unity and Starling? Using the “Custom Platform Support” SDK, you can extend Flash for additional platforms. Our friends at GAF Media have introduced a free plug-in that lets you take advantage of the platforms mentioned above.
How does the extension work?
To install the GAF Media plug-in, all you need to do is to go here and install. The Adobe Creative Cloud application will automatically add the extension to Flash Professional. The next time you launch it, the new platforms can be found under “Create New”. You create the content just the way you used to for any of the native platforms. When you publish, you will publish to the specific platform you’ve chosen.
If you’re a platform developer, the SDK provides you a great authoring platform. All you have to do is to add support for a few APIs, wrap your plug-in as an extension and host it on the Creative Cloud add-ons site. You can find the documentation for Custom Platform Support here.
Watch this video to get more information about Custom Platform Support –
Try it now!
We encourage you to try the GAF Media plug-in for Cocos2d, Unity and Starling formats. In the near future, we, plan to add support for a couple open sourced projects with OpenFL and Away3D. Feel free to get involved!
Continuing with the momentum gained with the June release, Flash Professional CC 2014 October update brings to you even more features to make your life easier. Whether you are an animator, web designer, educational content developer, advertiser or for that matter any platform or library developer, you will find something that is designed just for you. Here are a few of the highlights –
Last but not the least we’ve added support for Custom Platforms that will allow third party platform/library developers to leverage Flash Professional’s animation design paradigms including stage, timeline and creative tools to directly publish to their own platforms. To know more visit – http://helpx.adobe.com/flash/using/custom-platform-support.html
Here is a list of tips & tricks to help you while using the new Motion Editor –
Property curve editing:
<Double click> on curve to add new anchor point.
If anchor points and control points are collapsed (i.e. corner point), then mouse <drag> operation moves anchor point by default.
In order to use control points in above mentioned scenario, select the point & then <alt+drag> to bring out control point.
When control points are accessible, <dragging> control point always makes sure both control points are in straight line (180 degree angle)
Use <Alt + drag> on control point to move only selected control point, other control point stays stationary.
When control point handles are pulled out, <Alt+click> on anchor point to collapse them & make it a corner point. (as mentioned in point2)
Use <Shift+drag> anchor point for accurate linear movement either horizontally or vertically.
Select any anchor point & use <up/down arrow key> to move anchor point 1 unit up/down.
Select anchor point & <shift + up/down arrow key> to move anchor point 10 units up/down.
<Control/Command + click> on anchor point to delete anchor point (not applicable for first & last anchor point). Alternatively press <Delete key> to delete the selected Anchor point(not applicable for first & last anchor point)
Copy curve : choose “copy” from right click context menu or make sure grid has focus and use <Control/cmd + C>
Paste curve : choose “paste” from right click context menu or make sure grid has focus and use <Control/cmd + V>
Reverse curve : choose “reverse” from right click context menu or make sure grid has focus and use <Control/cmd + R>
<Control/cmd + scroll> mousewheel to zoom-in/out curve
Just <scroll> mousewheel to scroll the curve
click on grid & use <Ctrl / CMD + D> : to disable / enable curves belonging to other groups. [ i.e. if you disable, only curves belonging to property group same as current property are colored, other curves are grayed out ]
Use <arrow keys> to select next/prev property row (up, down, left, right). Behavior is same as library panel.
<ESC key> to dismiss ease popup.
<Double click> on ease row to select ease type & dismiss the ease popup.