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I would find an iPad version of Animate useful.
I'm drawing on my iPad using Fresco, then exporting the PSD to Animate on my iMac for the animation.
I can onion-skin my drawing in Fresco, to get an idea of the movement but is there a way to get an instant replay of my animation as I go?
I'm using a simple program called FlippaClip which does just that, but I'd prefer to be working in an Adobe program, so that it links with Creative Cloud and is fully compatible with Animate and Premiere Pro.
The Adobe Animate team is drowning in bugs and optimization issues for the current version of Animate, and you're asking for an entirely new product? I can't imagine where you think the engineering resources for that would come from. Especially for something of such marginal utility.
This is more of a weak argument than a "reality check". Adobe absolutely has the power to make an Animate ios app a reality. It's illogical to suggest otherwise. Why do you have excuses for Adobe? I sincerely don't understand why anyone professional or otherwise would give examples like bugs or optimization issues as excuses. You may not own or use an iPad Pro but those of us who do would really benefit from the ability to work on our projects on our iPad. I'm 100% certain that we will see an Animate App sooner than later, your comment just blew me away. Excelsior.
Loving your iPad is one thing.
Dev reality - another.
Your optimism is based on just wishful thinking.
The traceable history of Animate in the last 6-7 years plots a very clear graph.
They release hotfixes of hotfixes full of bugs and regressions showing lack of any decent QA.
One has to be completely delusional to believe that such a project is well-funded, well-staffed and well-maintained, with bright prospects for the future.
Not sure why you felt the need to respond so rudely when the OP was making a very relevant comment about animation with adobe products. Adobe is a huge company that makes bank from people paying for their programs, so there is no reason to defend them as if they dont have the ability to hire people and make improvements on their platforms. Just because you see this as something of "marginal utility" doesnt mean that other people wouldnt like the idea of it.
Also- for the record- it doesnt sound like the OP wasnt demanding for a new product. He was simply saying it would be useful and listed out the reasons. After all, you cant animate in photoshop on the ipad, after effects app doesnt exist, and there really is NO animation software by adobe for use with the iPad. God forbid people wish they could use their $1000+ iPad to animate, but clearly that isn't important enough to adobe.
To the OP, I personally cant answer any of your questions because I am wondering them myself, but it appears this person would rather defend adobe than give a realistic or helpful answer.
Just noticed that my original post was a year ago today. Sadly, like so many projects, the next animation that I was looking forward at that time was doomed not to get off the ground, but I'd love to get back into some kind of hands-on animation - 2D or 3D. One advantage of lockdown is that I have had opportunity to explore some of the Adobe programs that I'd never normally get around to trying, so in that way my £50 a month subscription to Adobe has been brilliant value . . . but a simple onion skin facility for the iPad is still there on my list of requests 🙂
This answer sounds makes it sound like we should take anything we get from adobe for granted. Prices of subscriptions are very significant, so the argument of the entering team is already working on the current version sounds absolutely terrible to me.
It is exactly up to us, the users, to make product requests. It is exactly up to Adobe how to prioritize.
Where does your take fit in here. Seems to simply be signaling exasperation rather than usefully contributing.
Oh come. There is bugs in all software, why not just move it over to the ipad pro. I always find work arounds for the bugs. That's how loyal I am to adobe flash/animate. I will never quit using it until they take it away. lol
Still haven't got far with frame-by-frame but I did my last animation project on Character Animator (titles on Premiere Pro) I'm impressed by how expressive it can be.
Thanks for the reality check Clay 🙂
It would only be a case of adding a timeline to Fresco . . .
As a work-around, I've opted for Clip Studio Paint EX (the version that includes an animation option) on my iPad Pro, which features a timeline. I can save my artwork as a PSD and animations as MP4s, so I'm hoping that will prove compatible with Photoshop, Animate and Character Animator.
But I look foward to a Creative Cloud drawing app with a timeline (even if ClayUUID considers this a 'marginal utility'!)
I think saying "The Adobe Animate team is drowning in bugs and optimization issues" while might be real, won't help keep jobs for Adobe teams for a quickly growing world where frame by frame is trending and iPad tools are starting to fill in the gap.
One way to draw in Animate using an iPad Pro is to use Sidecar, which transfers your iMac screen to the iPad.
I've done a brief experiment by opening a document in Animate on my Mac, then transfering it to my iPad and drawing with my Apple Pencil. It works but, so far, I'm finding there's a bit of a lag between drawing and the line appearing, so it's not the smooth drawing experience that I'm used to with Fresco.
Great to see a timeline on the latest version of Fresco, thanks for that Adobe.
I like that the timeline is in the Fresco style, so that I can just go ahead and use it in a similar way to all the other tools.