I've been trying to use layer effects on Animate CC 2020 with After Effects 2020 (actionscript 3 file, not html5 canvas) and they are simply not been exported. Advanced layers are checked, i tried importing both .swf and .fla files, i've tried exporting different .swf versions - and i actually have tried exporting a movie from Animate itself* and EVEN THEN layer effects are ignored. There is a message on the output panel that says that layer styles are DISABLED on .swf...
Does anybody work with layer effects here and could help? Thanks on advance.
(*) - By the way, animate generates an UNCOMPRESSED .mov before sending it to the movie encoder... very time and machine consuming, that's why i'd rather export a .swf and use it on after.
There is one way we found out here: exporting an image sequence. It works, but i believe it is a workflow nightmare... 😕
Just more pathetic standard late-stage capitalism par for the course, brought to you by another prototypical greedy corporation.
Millions of dollars and an army of software engineers aren't enough to overcome terminal greed and apathy for one's own product and customers.
I thought I rendered a movie directly from Animate once where the blend modes showed up correctly. It must have been a fluke.
Just getting to this point where I find out that blend modes don't work (why even have the option? what is the point of all the endless software updates if basic things are broken?) has taken time and effort out of my day that I could have spent getting things done.
Thanks for nothing, Adobe. Thank God I don't have to pay for this ridiculous subscription out of my own pocket. I wouldn't have the gall to charge for these broken products.
Layer effects are disabled if you have the "Optimize for After Effects" option enabled in your publish settings. Turn it OFF to make FX appear in the SWF export.
Update to version 21.0.7.