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New learner trying to grasp the HTML5 Canvas vs Flash struggle.

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I am an Illustrator and I played with Flash in the early years but never got into scripting which means I was never a real user. I am now trying to get back into some interactivity with my illustrations and find that the fla format is pretty much history at least for long term web use. So with a view toward learning the correct way, I am asking for some quick direction.  Here is a fla file I am working on and the plan is to have lots of interactivity from the list of buildings and also clicking on the buildings on the map. Zooming, Panning etc. (which I haven't even begun). The pic and text at the bottom will change based on the building selected. You've all seen this and if you test this file you'll get the idea. I am sure my out of date and limited Flash efforts will be seen quickly. 

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1v9vZjKEMnMIYU0gysv45gdw4PMWdXwWj

 

So the question is, will this sort of file be possible in Animate going the HTML5/Canvas route. Simplifying is ok I just want to set a course in the right direction, know the limitations and learn the right stuff.  (ie. should I always work in HTML5 Canvas and learn JS)   Any input would be helpful.

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New learner trying to grasp the HTML5 Canvas vs Flash struggle.

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I am an Illustrator and I played with Flash in the early years but never got into scripting which means I was never a real user. I am now trying to get back into some interactivity with my illustrations and find that the fla format is pretty much history at least for long term web use. So with a view toward learning the correct way, I am asking for some quick direction.  Here is a fla file I am working on and the plan is to have lots of interactivity from the list of buildings and also clicking on the buildings on the map. Zooming, Panning etc. (which I haven't even begun). The pic and text at the bottom will change based on the building selected. You've all seen this and if you test this file you'll get the idea. I am sure my out of date and limited Flash efforts will be seen quickly. 

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1v9vZjKEMnMIYU0gysv45gdw4PMWdXwWj

 

So the question is, will this sort of file be possible in Animate going the HTML5/Canvas route. Simplifying is ok I just want to set a course in the right direction, know the limitations and learn the right stuff.  (ie. should I always work in HTML5 Canvas and learn JS)   Any input would be helpful.

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"the fla format is pretty much history at least for long term web use."

 

Incorrect. You mean SWF. FLA is the "source code" format used by Flash/Animate. It's used for both AS3 and HTML5 Canvas documents.

 

As for your sample file, anything using components, especially ScrollPane, will have to be redone without them.

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Hi.

 

Maybe this thread will be helpful.

https://community.adobe.com/t5/animate/zooming-and-panning-map-in-animate-cc-movie-html5-to-canvas/t...

 

Please let us know.

 

 

Regards,

JC

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HTML5, JSFL, and AS3 samples: http://bit.ly/2mJgDoG

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