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Feb 18, 2015/General/

Flash Professional CC February 2015 Update – Available now

Flash Professional CC team is proud to announce our February 2015 update (14.2.0.20) 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 –https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&loc=en

Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash Professional

Jan 18, 2015/Webinar/

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.

Thanks,

Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash CC

Jan 7, 2015/Animation, General/

Tip: Audio synchronization settings in Flash

Question: The sound clip continues to play till the end even after the movie has ended. How can I stop the sound along with the image?

Answer: If the sound is embedded in the timeline, select the keyframe on which the sound starts and then, in the Properties window, set the Sync property for the selected sound to “Stream.”

Here is a complete list of synchronization settings in Flash for your reference:

Event: Synchronizes the sound to the occurrence of an event. An event sound plays when its starting keyframe first appears and the plays in its entirety, independently of the playhead in the Timeline, even if the SWF file stops playing.

Start: The same as Event, except that if the sound is already playing, no new instance of the sound plays.

Stop: Silences the specified sound.

Stream: Synchronizes the sound for playing on a website. Flash Professional forces animation to keep pace with stream sounds. If Flash Professional can’t draw animation frames quickly enough, it skips frames. Unlike event sounds, stream sounds stop if the SWF file stops playing. Also, a stream sound can never play longer than the length of the frames it occupies.

Note: Stream setting is not supported in WebGL and HTML5 Canvas documents.

For a detailed help article on the topic, see Using sounds in Flash

Jan 4, 2015/Webinar/

Live WEBINAR – Flash Professional: The Future of Animation

January 13, 2015 @ 8:00 AM PST (Check your local time)

Join Here

Please join us for a tour of the latest features in Flash Professional CC, such as native support for HTML5 Canvas & WebGL, Custom Platform Support (Cocos2D, Starling, AwayJS, OpenFL etc.) and much more.

Joining us will be some of the most established members in the digital animation industry:
• Grant Skinner, CEO Gskinner.com & Creator CreateJS
• Joshua Granick, CEO, OpenFL Technologies
• Rob Bateman, Founder & Managing Director, Away Studios
• Denis Balon, COO GAF Media

Join here a few moments before the start time. Select the guest option and sign in with your full name. Check your local time here.

Ajay Shukla, Sr. Product Manager, Flash Professional