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February 8, 2016 /General /

Animate CC is HERE!


Much like proud new parents, the entire Flash Professional Animate team is overjoyed to announce that Adobe Animate CC is finally here.

Late last year, we informed you that Flash Professional’s name will be changing to Animate starting with this release. But beyond the name change, this is one of our biggest releases ever — check out this seriously long list of new features and enhancements. Most of these were covered in the last blog post, but we also snuck in some new ones:

  • Typekit integration for HTML5 Canvas docs
  • Publishing settings for spritesheets, which can be optimized for ads that need to load quickly, or for websites that require higher resolutions
  • Support for HTML5 Canvas templates that can be customized with any code editor (for example, you can add script for Doubleclick or AOL tracking)

This week, we’ll have an all-star of cast of animators and game developers streaming live on Twitch, showing off what Animate can do.

Download Animate CC now and let us know what you think. Happy animating!


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  • By Gio Nadirashvili - 12:09 AM on February 9, 2016  

    Doesn’t download from product page on Mac. Creative Cloud app doesn’t seem to have an upgrade for Flash either.

    • By Muhammad Farooqi - 1:06 AM on February 9, 2016  

      kindly remove CCmanager using CC cleaner from Then redownload and install cc app (creative cloud manager). it will work. 🙂

  • By Muhammad Farooqi - 1:05 AM on February 9, 2016  

    no.. it is.. i”m downloading it right away from CC manager. It’s downloading very smoothly 🙂
    8% downloaded so far. I hope I will be available as live streaming visitor. I’ve set reminder.. let’s see I’m on.

  • By louise doherty - 2:04 AM on February 9, 2016  

    Doesn’t dowload 🙁

  • By Filippo Gregoretti - 2:30 AM on February 9, 2016  

    Champagne 🙂
    Congratulations guys! I knew you wouldn’t have let us down!

  • By Jothilingam - 3:17 AM on February 9, 2016  

    New version …. new things … new competetions Extrodinary …… sooooooooooooooooooooooper

  • By Karsten Vestergaard - 4:07 AM on February 9, 2016  

    Congratulations on this new release. There is tons of new ground to cover and the door to browsers and mobile devices seems wide open with the new features. I hope that it will be well received by the industry.

  • By evan - 5:44 AM on February 9, 2016  

    how much it will cost monthly or for the licence ?

  • By andy hadel - 6:16 AM on February 9, 2016  

    My school hasn’t adopted the upgrade and I still need to use Flash to teach a class. Is possible to download Animate on it’s own while RETAINING Flash in the near term?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 8:41 AM on February 9, 2016  

      Yes, they can be installed side-by-side.

      • By Phoeix Pro - 5:37 AM on February 11, 2016  

        how? I’m a student too. My school likely won’t update. I have current projects in Flash. I want to use Animate but until I’m satisfied with my current projects, I need Flash

  • By Tom - 6:17 AM on February 9, 2016  

    I loved Flash. I’m prepared to loving Animate.

  • By David - 5:14 PM on February 9, 2016  

    ooooh I LOVE flash cant wait to try animate out!!!!!!!!!!

  • By michael - 5:24 PM on February 9, 2016  

    Loving the new Update! Great brush tool, the color replace tool works again! But I’m really bummed I cant install extensions using the old method. My team and I use many extensions that aren’t dev supported and probably wont be added to the add ons site. Please fix if possible!

    • By Ajay Shukla - 5:48 PM on February 9, 2016  

      Hi Michael,

      You should be able to add your extension locally using the utility here –


      • By michael - 5:55 PM on February 9, 2016  

        That helps manage Flash CC extensions well but it doesn’t work for Adobe Animate CC.
        Says” Compatible application not found. Please install compatible Flash Professional application and try again!!”

  • By Andrew - 7:36 AM on February 10, 2016  

    Does Animate CC still have the same AS3 Game building abilities of Flash Professional?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 9:44 PM on February 10, 2016  

      Yes, the tool has all the existing capabilities for AS3 Game building. It is essentially Flash Professional with significant new functionalities renamed as Animate CC.

  • By Amir - 12:35 AM on February 11, 2016  

    How to export html publish folder for Google ad platforms such as DoubleClick?

    • By Maarten - 5:36 AM on February 16, 2016  

      Good question, I’d like to know that too…

      • By Ajay Shukla - 7:10 AM on February 16, 2016  

        Use custom HTML5 template. Animate CC allows you to import your own HTML5 wrapper file using the HTML5 Canvas templates. You can find it under Publish Settings-> Advanced. Also see here –

  • By Reaz - 5:29 AM on February 11, 2016  

    64 bit available yet?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 5:56 AM on February 11, 2016  

      Yes, Animate is 64 bits.

  • By Phoeix Pro - 5:35 AM on February 11, 2016  

    I have “active” projects in Flash, if I update will I still be able to work on those projects???!!!?!!!

    • By Phoeix Pro - 5:50 AM on February 11, 2016  

      I read the “FAQ” on “backwards compatibility”. I guess it’s ok. Please clarify. Thanks!

    • By Ajay Shukla - 5:57 AM on February 11, 2016  

      Yes, Animate is backward compatible with Flash Pro CC.

  • By GemBro - 9:27 AM on February 11, 2016  

    Oh you beauties … I loved Flash but had to move to HTML5 without Flash content … Flash was (is) the best for web animation tool (imo) and really go into it … and now with HTML5 functionality I’m all over this, like a rash … well done in keeping it all in one great package, makes sense … glad to use Flash again …


  • By Juan - 1:21 PM on February 11, 2016  

    Is Animate compatible with Muse like Edge animate was.
    I used Egde Animate to provide animations into Muse. And I need this kind of tool.


  • By abril - 7:52 PM on February 11, 2016  

    i need flash

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  • By Ylazy - 10:46 PM on February 11, 2016  

    HTML5 + AIR + Flash = You can do anything 🙂


  • By Pim Feijen - 4:51 AM on February 13, 2016  

    When I try to draw with the pen tool, the vectors appear 5 cm to the right of the mouse.
    Also my canvas is not in the middle of the screen. Anyone having the same problem?

    • By Pim Feijen - 4:59 AM on February 18, 2016  

      Windows 10 – i7 – 4.00 GHz – 16 GB Ram
      Quadro K620

  • By Amir - 10:43 PM on February 14, 2016  

    Does animate cc support platforms like Doubleclicks(Google Ad Platform)?
    Google web designer, in its publish settings, helps you to make the display ad compatible with Doubleclicks, I was wondering if I could develop HTML5 display ads with Animate CC?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 10:56 PM on February 14, 2016  

      Yes, you can use the HTML templates feature to target DoubleClick ads directly from Animate.

      • By Maarten - 5:46 AM on February 16, 2016  

        How does this work? Doesn’t seem that simple as you put it. Animate has hardly any HTML5 templates and no option to import HTML5 files…

        • By Ajay Shukla - 7:09 AM on February 16, 2016  

          Animate CC allows you to import your own HTML5 wrapper file using the HTML5 Canvas templates. You can find it under Publish Settings-> Advanced. Also see here –

  • By Anne - 9:25 AM on February 15, 2016  

    Is it not possible to open an Edge Animate file in Animate CC? Only Flash files?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 7:53 PM on February 15, 2016  

      No, Edge Animate creates content in HTML/CSS which is not supported in Animate. Animate can create content for more expressive HTML Canvas and WebGL platforms.

  • By wfz - 9:34 AM on February 15, 2016  

    With Animate CC, do I still need to install Flash CC 2015?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 7:52 PM on February 15, 2016  

      No, Animate CC is the new version of Flash CC 2015.

  • By Anthony - 11:33 AM on February 16, 2016  

    Is Edge Animate being discontinue?

    • By Ajay Shukla - 9:10 PM on February 16, 2016  

      Edge Animate is end of development now but will continue to be available as is on the creative cloud.

  • By Banner Designer - 4:38 AM on February 17, 2016  

    Great application

  • By Trond - 8:18 AM on February 17, 2016  

    Trying to update to Animate CC (have CC subscription) – it has been stuck on “waiting” for ages now…

    • By Ajay Shukla - 5:24 AM on February 18, 2016  

      Please let us know if you are still facing this issue.

  • By Kevin - 8:38 AM on February 17, 2016  

    I have been working on a language pronunciation project using an old version of flash and action script2. I will be launching it within the next few weeks. I know that mobile users will not have access to it, and browsers are now blocking flash content by default. Brutal. I am wondering if it will possible to transfer/ convert any part of my work – swf files, etc into a format I can use with animate or would I have to start from scratch if I wanted my site to be more accessible.

    • By Ajay Shukla - 5:28 AM on February 18, 2016  

      Hi Kevin,

      You can convert all your art asset across all the supported platforms. Animate does not support AS2. However, you can import AS2 projects which will automatically be converted to AS3 (you will loose AS2 specific functionality). All art assets in this AS3 file can be converted to other document formats through – Commands Menu ->Convert to other document formats.

      Hope this helps.

      • By Kevin - 12:11 PM on February 18, 2016  

        Hi Ajay, thank you for your reply. Yes, I believe that helps. I am assuming that if I had used a simple AS2 command on a button like on(release) gotoAndPlay ()and I import it to animate and it is automatically converted to AS3, that button will no longer work. Is that correct? If so, do I have the option of going in to that file and rewriting the script so that the button does work?

        • By Ajay Shukla - 8:53 PM on February 18, 2016  

          Yes, you can go and add code to make it work. 🙂

  • By Stephen Best - 6:05 AM on February 18, 2016  

    This is not an update, just a name change. Very disappointing – I was looking forward to an update that incorporated the best of Edge Animate with the best of Flash and geared on HTML5 output. This is not it. The conversion of tweeted motion is still converted to frame by frame animation and so is not smooth. Filter conversions like Blur just do not work. No access to javascript easing for motion. Cannot edit the Javascript directly in the app. Edge Animate is still better for Banner Ad production even with the problems with fonts and the lack of masking.

  • By JimmyLatte - 1:18 PM on February 18, 2016  

    Animated .gifs – PLEASE – give us a more sophisticated .gif making mechanism than doing it via PhotoShop. Flash was awesome but couldn’t handle being exported to .gif animations. Not all animations need to be served with complex code and calls to external javascript libraries.

    • By Ajay Shukla - 8:52 PM on February 18, 2016  

      Yes, we are working on this.


  • By audriana noonan - 4:13 PM on February 19, 2016  

    The brush tool lags on windows computer, you have to draw a line, wait for it to load, then draw another line. I removed a bunch of apps to see if it was my computer that was lagging, but it didn’t seem to help.

    • By Ajay Shukla - 9:56 PM on February 22, 2016  

      Hi Audriana, Thanks for your feedback. We are looking into this. I am assuming you are talking about the new vector brushes. If you don’t care about the stroke, I’d recommend you try using the brush with “Draw as fills” option.

  • By jomo - 12:44 PM on February 22, 2016  

    So does this mean that all of our Legacy Edge Animate projects are no longer supported? We have invested years of development on Edge Animate after YOU abandoned Flash….

    • By Ajay Shukla - 9:54 PM on February 22, 2016  

      Edge Animate will continue to be available on the Adobe Creative Cloud. There will however be no engineering updates other than critical bug fixes.

  • By Tony S - 2:08 PM on February 22, 2016  

    Hi Ajay,

    Thanks for all your replies on this post. It’s been very informative.

    We currently do a lot of banner development in Adobe Edge and are thinking about converting over to Animate CC in the near future once some of the ad serving platforms catch up with templates and guidelines.

    Just wondering if there are plans for Animate CC to have a smoother animation for HTML5 banner creative like Edge does. We find some of the timeline animations are still a little jumpy when Edge preforms basic sliding / fade in animations in a much smoother sequence.

    We’re huge fans of both programs and look forward to seeing future updates for Animate CC. Keep up the great work!


    • By Ajay Shukla - 9:53 PM on February 22, 2016  

      It will be great to have you on our pre-release. You can then help us with your feedback while we are developing the product.