You guys at Adobe, you have always done a exelent job. I love all your software. Your reputation is brilliant.
However I would like to encourage you to add Layer Panel View into Flash CC as it was in CS6.
I just got installed Dlash CC and I have found out that I can't use it for what I do.
The new features and black interface are all great, I love them. The only thing that bothers me are the features which were dropped from previous versions. It's really something that forces me to use Flash CS6.
I'm a flash game developer and I do stuff all around graphic assets preparation in Photoshp & animations in Flash.
This is my CS6 workflow:
Then In Flash
And this all is a HUGE timesaver. Otherwise, I would have to do it one by one after import.
Nearly none of that I am able to do in Flash CC.
Setting up the Registration individually is especially important. That I see as the biggest problem. Objects that are being imported differ. And having to set the registration afterwards will mess up position of every symbol completely.
So dream would be having the features which were available in CS6:
And also, to make it even more awesome, lets think about about even adding more features :
Well, I just hope that all the features were dropped because you were building Flash CC form the scratch and just didn't have enough time to finish all features.
So, is there any chance that you will develop it into Flash CC?
Thank you for reading my message.
Edit #1: Here I'm adding screenshots with my thoughts.
I'm in the same boat...just built a big complex PSD in photoshop CC and tried to import it in Flash CS5.5 ...it fails and imports a single black image. I realized It was probably a CC vs CS5 issue and cracked open the FLA in Flash CC and tried to import again and got the dialogue shown in your screenshot. Not nearly enough control over the import...so here's hoping I can convert the PSD back to a 5.5 document and import properly. Sadly this means I won't be using my CC software till they improve this.
I didnt notice that this is missing too. This is rediculous.
Also, Motion Editor panel is missing too...
It's not an upgrade, it's a downgrade.
I'm considering making a petition (or how to name it) at avaaz.com. Put there the most important missing features and send it to as many flash developers & animators as possible.
Would you say that it would be a waste of time? Flash CC is dead for many people...
The PSD and AI Importer dialogs till Flash CS6 were overly complex and yet missing some specialized options. This re-designing of the importer dialogs in Flash CC was done to streamline the options so that we could quickly understand the options , make a simple set of choices and get the results fast. Too many options makes it difficult to work. In any case if deep customization is required we have an "Edit with.." option provided for the assets imported which could then be edited in Photoshop or Illustrator and saved, to bring back the changes to Flash CC.
The major change in the PSD and AI Importer Dialog is that there is no layer preview pane in the dialog but we offer higher level control to the layers.Creating a movie clip for a layer and setting a publish settings for bitmap can be done from the library after the import process is completed. We already have tools for the movie clip creation and registration , hence these are removed from the dialog to make it less cumbersome.However, removing layers/hiding them is something the user needs to take care while creating the PSD in Photoshop but the round-tripping workflow is there to help solve this problem.
Thanks and Regards,
Adobe Flash Professional Team
It's a real shame you won't listen to your users on this--this feature is a valuable part of a lot of developers' workflow, and removing it really damages the viability of the product. I haven't been able to find any documentation about how you'd create an extension that is capable of seeing and manipulating the layers of a psd so that I could reasonably replace this missing feature.
It's clear that you're sticking to your guns that "useful" is too complex for your poor, dumb users. Is there any chance that you could point us dummies to a resource that would explain how we can get visibility into the PSD's in order to replace this feature that is so complex ourselves? It will be a challenge considering our limited intellectual resources, but potentially we could rise to it.
All right. I give up.
In our company we have decided to move to Spine & Starling. Even if we didnt use Starling, there is no Motion Editor. So no Flash CC.
Unfortunately we will still use Flash CS6 for interfaces because of the "simplified" (= unfinished & not usable & really bad) file import in CC.
Maybe one day we will have to do interfaces in starling as well and use something like http://feathersui.com/ .
You can just sit and wait for bigger companies who have big titles at Facebook to start discovering these issues.
Flash CS6 is called Flash Professional.
Flash CC shouldn't be called like that. It's more like Flash Beginner.
Flash CC is dead.
You have done this beautifully with other your software. Just add Advanced button to enable those beautiful import options that has been in Flash Professional sinse CS3. I have used Flash sinse 1998 and love all things that Adobe have brought to Flash after Macromedia.
This is the first thing that I was dissapointed to Flash update ever. There were one back in the days with Macromedia's MX2004 version also but this is first setback in Adobes history with Flash Pro.
Most of the Flash Pro users are indeed Professionals and would like to use all the cool features that your developer team can offer.
Please bring back the previous import options. Make it an extension if you don't want it to be default.
I'm a trainer, and every time I have to say to my students that something was better in earlier version my heart bleeds. Usually I just say that we need to look forward and use the new tools that we are offered to. This is the first time whwn I have said that. Ofcourse in hope that it will be feature to be added back in the future.
The complexity of the previous import features are not true. I have shown both CS6 and CC features on course to my students. Most of them uses Flash the first time in their life and they all ask: Why Adobe have removed thease wounderful features? And so am I asking also.
(This belongs to different subject than Import: I love the new Flash. It finally makes me to learn AS3. No need to add that anymore. Just would love to have also CreateJS Code Snippets. I'm an old AS2 and Script assistant fan and now using code snippets to script my work. I have made some of my own snippets but CreateJS is too much for me now.)
- Teemu (writing with iPad so miss spelling is mostly from that) :D
Another in full agreement. I use Flash Pro to build interactive maps, and import .psd's with dozens of Raster Layers: the new dialogue and workflow forces me to go through each Layer after an import and do what are very tedious administrative tasks. Can't imagine having to use CS6 to Import for CC...
While I agree that CS6 was overly complex I think that bleeding off coding sophistication to Flash Builder was a great idea, but for work with various Imports we really need that now regrettably "legacy" Dialogue...