Adobe have just released Adobe Animate CC 2019, the product previously known as Flash Professional. This vector graphics drawing and animation package gained a number of new features in the 2019 release including auto lip syncing, new free form mesh deformations, webGL gltf export (in beta), improved export options, a new launch window and more.
New features from the Adobe blog:
Asset sculpting for vector and raster content
Create new poses faster for vector or raster content using handles on a shape to change the mesh. No need to redraw assets on every frame — just tween between poses and create animations.
And yes, asset warping works with Raster content as well.
Layer parenting and layer effects
Organize your assets on different layers in a parent-child hierarchy. When an object on the parent layer is moved, the child layer moves along with it.
In addition, the layer effects feature provides you the capability to add filters and tint effects on frames. Create interesting in and out fades, depth of field, etc.
Don’t waste time matching mouth poses to sound inflections. The new auto lip-syncing feature will use machine learning to make it happen automatically.
Animate After Effects workflow
Use the new simplified workflow to carry your Animate compositions into After Effects. Just drag and drop an FLA file into the new After Effects and proceed to add cool effects.
VR authoring and publishing (beta)
Use an existing 2D skill set and export 360 or Panoramic VR animations. Stitch your existing 360 or panoramic images and create a virtual walkthrough, or let your imagination run wild and create a 360 animated experience using the drawing tools.
New start screen
The all-new start screen in Animate provides a new intent-based onboarding experience. In addition, learn more about the existing or new features using the training videos in the learn tab — without leaving the product.
Other new features
- Export to GL transmission format (glTF).
- Texture publishing to enhance the performance of HTML5 Canvas compositions.
- Paint bucket tool,
- Quick tween creation,
- Support for Microsoft Surface Pen,
- Redesigned timeline,
- And much more.