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Adobe Animate version 20.5 (June 2020 update) is now live!

Adobe Employee ,
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Hi everyone,

 

The latest update to Adobe Animate brings with it a many exciting features using which you can quickly create and share your animations. 

 

Auto Keyframe: When you edit your project on stage or using the Properties panel, Animate automatically adds a Keyframe. This is indicated by a blue dot on the Timeline panel. 

 

autokeyframeoption1.png

 

Assets Panel: Store, manage, and reuse assets across projects using the Asset panel. In the Library Panel, export an image or symbol using the Contex Menu. You can then import the exported images or symbols into the Assets panel from the menu.

 

Quickly share your animations through social media: Click the Share button and select Quick Social Share.

 

Extension - Hands On Tutorial creatorCreate a hands-on tutorial using Window> Extensions> Hands-on Tutorial Creator. Test your saved tutorial using Help> Hands-on Tutorial> Import Tutorial... 

 

Optimize file sizes using Selective Texture: When Export As: Texture is selected in Publish Settings,  Animate converts complex vector shapes into bitmaps and retains simple shapes as vectors without having an impact on the runtime performance.

 

For more information see https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/using/whats-new/2020-2.html

 

Thanks,

Preran

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Adobe Animate version 20.5 (June 2020 update) is now live!

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Hi everyone,

 

The latest update to Adobe Animate brings with it a many exciting features using which you can quickly create and share your animations. 

 

Auto Keyframe: When you edit your project on stage or using the Properties panel, Animate automatically adds a Keyframe. This is indicated by a blue dot on the Timeline panel. 

 

autokeyframeoption1.png

 

Assets Panel: Store, manage, and reuse assets across projects using the Asset panel. In the Library Panel, export an image or symbol using the Contex Menu. You can then import the exported images or symbols into the Assets panel from the menu.

 

Quickly share your animations through social media: Click the Share button and select Quick Social Share.

 

Extension - Hands On Tutorial creatorCreate a hands-on tutorial using Window> Extensions> Hands-on Tutorial Creator. Test your saved tutorial using Help> Hands-on Tutorial> Import Tutorial... 

 

Optimize file sizes using Selective Texture: When Export As: Texture is selected in Publish Settings,  Animate converts complex vector shapes into bitmaps and retains simple shapes as vectors without having an impact on the runtime performance.

 

For more information see https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/using/whats-new/2020-2.html

 

Thanks,

Preran

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Hello,

 

I'm curious about the Assets Panel -- is it basically a Library that is automatically 'available' to an Animate project on your local machine?
Is this connected to CC Libraries or any other cloud functionality for team access?

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Hi - You are right that it is sort of a global library of assets that resides in a local machine. It is not connected to CC Libraries but one can export a symbol or a bitmap from Library panel as .ana file and import it back into Assets panel.

 

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Mohan

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Okay, this is a desperate cry for help.

I want to like and use Adobe Animate, I've worked in Flash for over 15 years, and it's been an amazing animation program.

These features you're adding are neat, but they're not addressing the essential problems that Adobe Animate has.

When I sketch in Adobe Anmimate wth the brush tool, and hit Ctrl + Z, I get a loading bar that says "Animate is processing strokes. Please wait." and I can't draw with the brush tool until this loading screen finishes. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO SKETCH LIKE THIS. This was never a problem in Flash.

If adobe is really interested in improving Animate, we need basic problems like this to be solved before lumping on new features.

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hello,

 

Your are getting the "Animate processing strokes. Please wait" dialog as a result of extra smoothness processing. You can avoid this while sketching by reducing the smoothness value.

Below are the value ranges where you can avoid smoothness processing dialog

Classic Brush: 0 to 99 (Smoothing)
Fluid Brush: 0 to 89 (Curve smoothing)

 

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Hi Preran,

 

I really like the update on the timeline! Auto-Keyframing is much more intuitive! Nevertheless I have now the issue that since I updated to 20.5 my eraser works differently. Whenever I use the eraser it shows me the result after the operation.  Than means that while erasing I dont have a clue what exactly happens. After i release the button, I see the changes... Thats a big problem for me. I downgraded back one version and everything worked fine again. What can I do?

 

(I work an a Win10 Wacom Mobile Studio Pro 16)

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hello,

 

Thanks for reporting. This issue is being investigated internally.
Meanwhile as a workaround can you try using eraser in frames other than 1st frame and let us know if it works.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi,

This has been fixed in the 20.5.1 update released today. Please try it out the latest version and let us know.

 

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Mohan

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The new version does not support Arabic, why ?
Our work depends on our language.

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Great new additions, a question about the Assets Panel, I have exported a few different things as symbols and when importing them in I get an error saying "One or more files were not imported because there were problems readin them." I right clicked a symbol in the library and turned it into an asset file, did I do something wrong?

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Hi - Do you face this issue with any symbol or a specific symbol that you are trying to export it as an asset? Could you please share the fla file that your facing this issue with?

 

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Mohan

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Community Beginner ,
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Every symbol is causing this issue no matter the content inside. I created a new .fla file and it will still create the same issue. So maybe it has something to do with either my animate cc installation?

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I figured out what I have been doing wrong, I need to import it into the asset panel rather than the project file directly. Would be great if not only could we import the assets directly without having to import it into the asset panel and then into the file but also being able to make your own categories within the Asset Panel to organize them.

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