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Even Adobe is ready to be done with Flash, meet Adobe Animate

By dkpope · 16 replies
Dec 1, 2015
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  1. Flash has got to go. That’s not the first time you’ve heard that here. But an announcement from Adobe makes it seem like they’re on board with us (and the rest of the internet), too. ZDNet reports that Adobe has renamed Flash Professional to Adobe Animate CC.

    Adobe says that over a third of all content created in Flash Professional today uses HTML5, and this new name reflects that shift. Adobe Animate CC will still support Flash output, but there are many other video and animation formats such as 4K, HTML5 canvas and WebGL output to use instead.

    Flash Professional has supported HTML5 canvas and WebGL for years, so the rename doesn’t bring a huge change. But the newest version does include some noteworthy new features, including vector-based art brushes, easier audio syncing, support for more video formats and better integration with other Creative Cloud apps.

    Now it’s up to people using Animate CC to stay away from Flash. What was once a valuable tool has been denounced by pretty much everyone (Apple, YouTube, Twitch, Mozilla, Amazon, Google, Facebook, to name a few). That said, many websites and apps still rely on Flash to power games and video. Maybe now that even Adobe is moving on and accepting Flash’s demise others will follow suit and the pesky app will go away for good.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    No. they need to end flash support now. Dont let anyone make anything new in flash.
    Apart from that, this is really good to see.
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,937   +2,261

    Hipsters will start coding in Flash because it will be "vintage". It will become the sepia of a new generation
    lripplinger, p51d007 and Reehahs like this.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    Auth3ntic0, p51d007 and Reehahs like this.
  5. trparky

    trparky TS Evangelist Posts: 555   +440

    If you polish a turd, it's still a turd.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,537   +3,127

    I think above posters are missing the point - to be able to continue using a set of well-familiar tools, with automatic conversion to HTML5, is the right way to introduce the new product, and a logical way to promote easy migration of existing flash animations into HTML5.
    cliffordcooley and Evernessince like this.
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    Don't think some people realize how serious a security threat flash has been or how inefficient it is. It's great to promote the easy migration, but from him I'm reading it, things can still be published as flash, which makes no real sense to me
  8. bob333

    bob333 TS Enthusiast Posts: 72   +33

    There are a lot of websites (even the big ones (but not so huge ones)) which are using flash. Really not a good thing.
  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Don't porn sites still mainly use flash? If that's the case it's going to be around for a lot longer than we care to imagine.
  10. MikeAcker

    MikeAcker TS Enthusiast Posts: 37   +6

    FLASH has been a weak link for security for years and has rated itself marked "UNACCEPTABLE" by the Network Industry

    now, think with me here: what other pervasive software deserves this rating ?
  11. robb213

    robb213 TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +114

    Out of *ahem* scientific research, most of the popular ones use HTML5/other, and not flash as they work on mobile too. Flash support on Android, and afaik iPhone was killed off long ago.

    I just picture Animate as some Hell'ish spawn creature...can't help it.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    I like your scientific approach to your research. As for me, I'm more of a hands on type of guy (excuse the pun). :D
    robb213 likes this.
  13. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 981   +339

    The research I did leads me to believe that most are HTML5 since they all work on mobile, this was done strictly for research of course. They also work on desktop with no Flash installed and Flash plugin on Chrome disabled. People need to remember that the porn industry has been more progressive on standards than most companies, they know the future when they see it and they go for it.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Of course. I wouldn't have believed any other reason, no matter who told me. ;)
  15. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Guru Posts: 404   +86

    Anyone happen to know why it is (apparently) so difficult to support the play controls with our new, better HTML5 on Netflix/Prime/probably others?
    I.e., touch-screen offers No accurate controls, just Pausing is a major pain (can't get control panel up, finally comes up, carefully press the tiny 'pause' button.. do what you need to.. press tiny 'Play' button, panel refuses to go off, touch screen somewhere to get it to fade, watch) but Moving around is near-impossible.
    So, says me, I'll try to use my keyboard, dig it out, press space, no action (no pause). Move the mouse around and click on something, now pause may (or may not) work. Arrow keys may (or may not) advance/retreat position of the video.
    Continued to use Seamonkey (will full controls, via Silverlight, effortless) for as long as I was 'allowed' to, now forced to wonderful new HTML5 - the controls are crap at best, nonfunctional at worst.
    Sorry for the length in trying to complete some reader's perceptions, the question:
    does anyone know Why basic functionality was not included/removed in the HTML5 version of players? I.e., the replacement is not as good as what it replaces.
  16. Zahid Iqbal1

    Zahid Iqbal1 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    This is going to be bad
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,512   +5,076

    I fail to see how this is going to be bad.

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