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Hello,

Full disclosure, I know almost nothing about computers. I have a 10 year old with autism that really wants adobe animate. We are buying her a new ipad and I was wondering if this program will be supported properly with an ipad or if she needs something more like a macbook? I don't want to cause her frustration with things lagging. Thank you for any help!

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animate on an ipad

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Hello,

Full disclosure, I know almost nothing about computers. I have a 10 year old with autism that really wants adobe animate. We are buying her a new ipad and I was wondering if this program will be supported properly with an ipad or if she needs something more like a macbook? I don't want to cause her frustration with things lagging. Thank you for any help!

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Hi.

 

That's great she wants to learn Animate!

 

Unfortunately there are no plans to release Adobe Animate for the iPad as far as I can tell.

 

And without a doubt the best to do is to run Animate from a desktop computer, like the MacBook.

 

But if for some reason you still need to display Animate on the iPad, there's a workaround: you can use the iPad as a second screen / sidecar.

 

This means you're gonna run Animate from a desktop computer and then display the Animate IDE (interface) on the iPad screen.

 

While this approach is valid - specially for Apple users - my experience trying to display Animate on a second screen using a Windows PC + a software called Duet Display wasn't that good because I faced a lot of connectivity issues.

 

But if you have a MacBook there's a feature introduced recently that allows the usage of the iPad as a second screen natively. If you can't use this new feature, you could try using a software called Astropad.

 

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

 

 

Regards,

JC

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Hi Luci,

 

Just to add to what Joao said, here is a link to a lengthy response I wrote to another woman who did not come back to even look at it.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/animate/9-yr-old-son-loves-to-draw-and-was-trying-to-do-flipbook-anim...

 

It may be somehow useful in your case.

 

All the best!

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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