Adobe Animate is the industry standard for multimedia authoring, designed to deliver a consistent and interactive environment for creating rich Flash content compatible with digital and mobile platforms. It's geared toward developing games, movies and content for mobile devices, aimed at a wide range of users, from artists to designers or Flash/ActionScript programmers.
Designing with Adobe Animate turns out to be a treat, since it boasts a wide array of drawing and graphic editing tools that allow users to express their creative vision in an interactive manner. The animation capabilities, available via the "Timeline" and "Motion Editor", make it possible to design natural motion for objects and characters.
The "Effects" category introduces several filters and blending capabilities that can enhance the creative process by allowing you to embellish buttons, text or video clips. Furthermore, the "Deco" tool offers extensive assistance in creating animated effects for trees, flowers, clouds etc. The product also provides 3D transformation features that can animate 2D objects in 3D space through various translation and rotation utilities.
With the "Advanced Text Engine" that includes the highly appreciated "Text Layout Framework", users can easily format text, while maintaining the layout when importing content from other sources.
Programmers can spend quality time with Adobe Animate too. Worth mentioning are the "ActionScript" editor, enhanced with features such as code completion and class code hinting, and the "Code Snippets" panel, which eases work by allowing the use of predefined code.
All in all, as expected in a suite of this type, Adobe Animate requires a special system configuration, as well as a certain amount of effort and time to complete the download and installation procedures. Connoisseurs certainly agree that it’s worth it, since the rich palette of design and programming features make it one of the most appreciated authoring environments available in the market.