Flash Professional is now Adobe Animate CC. The rebranding seems to have been met very positively by the community and it’s also extremely pleasing to see that Adobe are putting their full weight behind Animate CC. The first release of Animate CC also sees a raft of brand new features, many of which are described in the video below. I’m also delighted to say that you’ll find some WebGL content that I worked on showcased in the video too.
It’ll be interesting to see if this brings new people to the product (it should) and it’ll also be interesting to see if AIR & ActionScript will get some much needed love at some point too. It’s great to see focus on the design and animation tools at the moment since that’s where Flash’s roots are, but as a developer I know Adobe’s platform continues to hold bags of potential in other areas too.
Looking forward to seeing what people produce with Animate CC.