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What is Animate CC?

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Animate CC

Animate CC ( Creative Cloud ) is an animation and designing software application. Previously It was called Flash Professional and is owned by Adobe. Animate CC is one of the many powerful designing softwares provided by Adobe through Creative Cloud. After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop are some more famous softwares provided by Adobe.

Animate CC can publish to multiple platforms including Flash Player and AIR, HTML5 CANVAS, WebGL and thus can be viewed on desktop, smartphones and tablets as well. However please note that out of them Flash Player plugin for browsers is going to be deprecated by 2020. Other than that Flash player can still be run on desktop and can be used by AIR applications.

Some examples of use of Animate CC are:

1. Animated cartoons for web , television and films.

2. Games across web browsers,desktop and iPads, iPhones and android devices. featuring flash games:

3. HTML 5.0 Advertisements for web

Animate CC comes with tools and timeline allowing full control on all the properties of drawing and animation. Timeline allows a robust tween mechanism to animate content effectively and naturally. It can create and manage assets and symbols with the integrated library. Animate CC has tools like stage rotation tool and the ability to use vector art brushes, paint brush tool, pencil, pen, eraser etc. The integration of Adobe Stock allows a quick access to millions of photographic and vector assets. And access to Creative cloud libraries provides quick access to content that can be shared across different Fla files. Animate CC even make it easy to include code directly into your projects weather using Actionscript 3.0 or Javascript by using the Actions Panel. Animate CC supports Html5 canvas through it's API called as Create JS and ZimJS.

How do I buy Animate CC?

Luckily all the Adobe softwares can be subscribed either monthly or yearly that costs lesser than buying the whole software. Additionally there are different subscription plans to opt for. There are plans for individuals, students and teachers and teams. Also you can either subscribe for the softwares or any one of them. The subscription to any softwares comes with free access to Adobe Portfolio and 100 GB cloud space.

You can get more information about it here.

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