Available now: Adobe Animate CC 2015.2
Following Animate’s rebirth just a few months ago, our latest update is focused on expressivity, performance and time saving, and additional publishing options for the web. This release is essential for animators, designers and advertisers who want to create amazing animations for everything from mobile devices to the latest high resolution displays.
Paint a vector pattern along the path or stretch to its entire length. You can use the integrated global library within Animate to use Art and Pattern brushes. In addition to the default brush presets, you can import new Pattern Brushes to your Animate document using the CC Libraries. See them in action here.
(graphic symbol thumbnails)
Visually preview and choose the first frame for a graphic symbol. In previous releases, you could not preview the frames without getting within the symbol. This feature enhances the user experience for animation workflows such as Lip Sync.
You can now skip manual workarounds and sketch on top of other layers right inside Animate. To set the visibility of the layer to transparent, Shift+Click on the eye column in the timeline.
Improved Web Publishing Options
Animate embeds JSON file into JS. When you create a Spritesheet during canvas publishing, no external Json file is created and is included within the JS instead by default.
With this change, you can even preview the published files locally without hosting them on a server (as before).
You can now include a JS file within your HTML file when publishing Canvas documents.
You can now make the background transparent in a Canvas document to see the underlying HTML content. To do so, use the Alpha % to set the transparency level and the No Color swatch option to completely set the canvas stage to transparent.
Projects published in HTML5 Canvas now support the latest Hi-DPI and Retina displays.
With more and more Animate content being published in HTML, responsive animations are essential. Animate can now resize published content based on various form factors to look awesome on mobile devices.
We’ve been hard at work with this latest update and are excited to see what you’ll create with it. Check out our complete list of updates, and don’t forget to tag your projects on social media with #madewithanimate!