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Adobe Animate (formerly flash) review by <span>Edgar R.</span>
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"excellent software to make short animations in 2 dimensions"

What do you like best?

the vectorization tools module is great and the layering system is very intuitive, it has a great variety of effects to render interactive menus in .exe files, the module for importing files supports a wide variety of formats and the graphic quality is excellent

What do you dislike?

it is very complex to incorporate audio to the animations, it is necessary to do a lot of steps to achieve an animation, it is necessary that in future versions many of these steps are simplified to achieve effects with professional quality

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend it, it is a useful tool in web works, to elaborate academic presentations or in the work environment, if you learn its basic functions you can give a professional touch to your presentations

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have made a menu for an interative disk in order to compile information in the field of electoral geography, in addition to making short animations for presentations in the field of work and academics

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Adobe Animate (formerly flash) review by <span>Chris G.</span>
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"Adobe Animate For Hobbyists & Professional Animators"

What do you like best?

What I like best about Adobe Animate CC is that it allows an artist, illustrator, designer, animator and/or a developer express him or herself in any way possible. The application is a blank canvas limited only by your imagination.

What do you dislike?

I really can't say I dislike anything. No software is perfect and Animate has some flaws here and there. One such flaw is the way it handles Shape Tweening - the process of applying animation interpolation between keyframes for vector shapes. Often times the shape tween creates unexpected and undesirable results. But there are always work-arounds and getting the end results to work within Animate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adobe Animate is constantly improving - maybe more so now than it has over its entire lifespan! I've always preached that anything you can draw can be animated - no matter how simple or complex. Animate allows you, at any level of skill, to create motion and bring your artwork to life.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animate allows me, as a visual story teller, to convey what a business is all about. As a result of being able to tell a visual story in a clear and concise manner, our business is better suited to attract clients.

What Animation solution do you use?

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Adobe Animate (formerly flash) review by <span>Spenser W.</span>
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"Good Animation Software for Beginners"

What do you like best?

I mainly do frame animation, so the ease of which I can accomplish that in Animate is unmatched in any other software I've tried. The flexibility of the horizontal timeline mixed with the layer system is familiar from the other programs in the suite, and makes it easy to move stuff around, and create new frames with a simple hotkey. The tweens are easy to create, and making a library of sprites is pretty easy as well. The userface is straightforward, as are the tools. With a graphics tablet and the onion skins I can work rather quickly when drawing individual frames, which can be a very tedious process. The fill tool, and the ability to edit the more natural looking curves of the vector artwork the brush tool produces is invaluable.

What do you dislike?

The brush tool, in some ways, is the best brush I've used. However, there are painfully few options for it, and I really wish it was more robust. I only work with a select number of tools, but I've always found it hard to export gifs from Animate, and the bone tool has never been easy to figure out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you already have Creative Cloud and are looking for a program to play around with frame by frame animation give it a shot. If you are a professional working on features, one of the other industry leading software programs would be the way to go. But then again, you probably already know that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Animate allows me to quickly do frame based animation and some vector illustration.

Adobe Animate (formerly flash) review by <span>Ardi M.</span>
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"My Review of Adobe Animate (formerly Flash)"

What do you like best?

- Easy to learn

- User-friendly UI, highly customizable Workspace (layout)

- Lots of export and import format available

- Meets our needs for a Decent 2D animation software

What do you dislike?

- A little big lag on some low-end computers

- Not responsive HTML5 Export

- The Camera feature needs to be improved

- Needs a Proper Documentation for ActionScript 3!

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Consider your needs, if you need a decent 2D animation software, then Adobe Animate is the right option! because the 3d feature in this software isn't that good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main issue that we are trying to solve with Adobe Animate is to create animations for our game, and some quick 2d sprite design.

Besides that, we also using Adobe Animate to create Trailer video for our game.

Adobe Animate (formerly flash) review by <span>Matt B.</span>
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"Still indispensable for 'traditional' 2D animation and illustration. "

What do you like best?

Personal favorite software for creating traditional 2D animation - a great digital equivalent to the old-fashioned "paper & light table" method.

Also my go-to program for vector 2D illustration - works well with Wacom tablet to make clean, scalable artwork.

What do you dislike?

Odd visual glitches and bugs that have been around forever...I always hope they're fixed with every new version, but they're still around.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Animate/Flash alone can only do so much. Get After Effects as well - It should be used to actually put assets together and construct/edit scenes. AE is better for rendering as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I rely on Animate/Flash when I need to create custom hand-drawn 2D animation in my motion graphics work. Being able to import .swfs into After Effects makes my life a lot easier.

Adobe Animate (formerly flash) review by <span>Eric Eduardo W.</span>
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"Good solution for animations"

What do you like best?

There are plenty of things to like about this software, but the one that made me love it from the start is the user-friendly interface and how easy is to learn even on your own. There are plenty of formats that can be exported to, and it is useful for doing mask and animations for video editing with little effort.

What do you dislike?

The lack of options for the brush, the problems when exporting transparent gifs or the big size from alpha videos, the HTML5 options could be better and lack of stability on some projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a nice 2D animation software that is easy to learn, and thanks to the export options there are other uses for it like vectoring or other types of basic animations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using the software to do animations for videos, 2D graphics when it is faster than doing it in Illustrator and vector animations.

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