For nearly two decades, Flash Professional has been the standard for producing rich animations on the web. Because of the emergence of HTML5 and demand for animations that leverage web standards, we completely rewrote the tool over the past few years to incorporate native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support. To more accurately represent its position as the premier animation tool for the web and beyond, Flash Professional is renamed Adobe Animate CC, in 2016.
Assets at your fingertips with Creative Cloud Libraries
Browse and access brushes, colors, graphics and other creative assets in libraries that are available in Animate and other Creative Cloud apps. Libraries sync to Creative Cloud, and assets can be linked so that when one is changed, you and your team can choose to update it across any projects.
Find the perfect asset in Adobe Stock
The new Adobe Stock marketplace lets you find, license and manage royalty-free images and vector graphics from directly within Animate. Choose from 45 million assets, save your selection to your Creative Cloud Libraries and then drag it into your project to use. You can also license video assets directly from the Adobe Stock marketplace.
Design with Adobe Typekit
Access thousands of Adobe Typekit fonts from right within your font menu and apply them to your Animate web projects. Fonts from top tier foundries are all part of your Creative Cloud membership.
Greater flexibility with vector art brushes
New vector art brushes let you modify the path of a stroke after it’s been drawn and scale to any resolution without loss of quality. You can also make custom brushes and import brushes created with Adobe Capture CC.
4K+ video export
Use custom resolution export to ensure that your videos will look great on the latest Ultra HD televisions and monitors.
Improved brushes and pencils
Easily draw smooth, precise vector outlines along a curve and get faster live previews.
Give new life to older projects by resizing and optimizing them for any resolution, such as HiDPI, Retina and 4K displays.
Easily sync audio with your animations
Attach and control audio looping directly on the Timeline for perfect synchronization without having to code.
360° rotatable canvas
Rotate the canvas on any pivot point as you draw, just like you would with paper and pencil, to get perfect angles and strokes.
Color changes made easy
Name tagged colors so you can change one and have it automatically update across your entire composition.
HTML5 Canvas templates
Easily produce rich interactive ads and other content by creating reusable HTML5 Canvas wrapper templates within Animate that can be modified with any code editor.
Colored onion skinning
Easily orchestrate complex animations now that you can see multiple adjacent frames with different color and alpha values on the stage.
And so much more
Also includes: The ability to package animations as OAM files, import SVG files directly onto the stage using Creative Cloud Libraries or the File Import command and more.
Layer depth and camera enhancements
Create the illusion of depth in your animations by placing assets in different planes. Modify layer depth and tween it, and zoom into content on specific planes. Plus, you can lock objects to the camera and make camera movements and layer depth interactive at runtime.
Actions code wizard
Use a new wizard to add actions to events for HTML5 Canvas — no coding necessary.
More powerful Timeline
The Animation Timeline has several new enhancements that make it easier to use: Display time along the frame numbers and extend or reduce time for a selected frame span. You can also scale frame spans using Frames Per Second (FPS), pan through an animation on stage, and convert blank spans to 1s, 2s, and 3s.
Enhanced ease presets
Manage the speed of your animations without all the manual work by creating enhanced ease presets at the property level for all tweens.
And so much more
Also includes: Performance and management improvements, and more.