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      • 40. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
        HelenWLee Level 1

        Well Ajar has a page for "extension requests" so make a request there maybe? Seems like a real useful extension to make.

        • 41. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
          Ziplinski Level 1

          It appears that 'Copy Motion to ActionScript3" is also gone -- but if there's no Motion Editor, there's less use for it anyway.   We had actually used the 'Copy Motion to AS' quite a lot and had even built some JS tools around it.

           

          I have tried the Ease Caddy from Ajar and so far it at least can give you a simple eases again.   

           

          Don't mean to be snide, but if you can't even control simple ease-in and ease-out it really sets the animation capabilities back a decade or so.

           

          Hope it comes back!

          • 42. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
            mateomungano

            The removal of the motion editor is an absolute disaster!

            • 43. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
              eigenface Level 1

              feature request - authortime sharing

               

              I notice authortime sharing was removed from flash pro CC. This is the only missing feature holding back my company from upgrading to the newest version of flash pro. I understand adobe bases decisions on the aggregate, but I figured I'd get my request in and hope there are enough similar requests. I started a new thread, and a response pointed me to the feature request form (which I submitted), but another response left me doubtful of the form's relevance.

               

              http://forums.adobe.com/message/5520896

               

              Authortime sharing is the glue that holds our asset pipeline together, and we're very disappointed to see the Authortime Sharing section has been removed from the Symbol Properties dialog box. To be clear, we do NOT use flash pro projects. We only use the ability to share a symbol from a source file (and the "Update automatically" checkbox.)

               

              Any of the artists can make changes in one of the "shared assets" xfls, and those changes will automatically propagate to the production xfls which use those assets before they are compiled (in fact, as soon as they are opened - we use the "Update automatically" checkbox.) It's a huge waste of time (and error-prone) to manually copy over assets from one of the "shared assets" xfls to each production xfl that uses the assets, every time an artist makes a small change.

               

              We thought about using runtime shared libraries for the shared assets, but concluded authortime sharing is better, for 2 main reasons.  First, the artists find it indispensable to be able to preview and work with the shared assets within the production xfls. Second, since the shared assets are compiled into the production swfs, only the 1 swf file needs to be loaded by visitors to our site; we've found that each additional asset load has some small chance of failure. It's quite odd runtime shared libraries were included in flash pro CC, but not authortime sharing.

               

              I hope adobe adds this crucial feature back, or we'll be stuck with CS6, and we really do like the much faster, more responsive experience of CC. I'm curious what gave them the impression authortime sharing is not an important feature. It seems like they're serious about the future of flash pro, and authortime sharing is necessary to use it in our production pipeline. Does anyone else use this feature? Does anyone else know how to get through to adobe with this kind of feedback?

              • 44. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                JoshuaJMorgan Level 1

                The "Disable Keyboard Shortcuts" option while Testing a Movie seems to be missing in Flash Pro CC. This option used to be in the "Control" menu of the SWF window while testing a movie, but the "File", "View", "Control" and "Debug" menus are completely missing in Flash Pro CC.

                 

                The inability to "Disable Keyboard Shortcuts" makes it impossible to test games that use ENTER, period or comma as a keyboard controls, because these keys are the keyboard shortcuts for "Play", "Step Forward One Frame" and "Step Backward On Frame" respectively and so these keys navigate the timeline and completely break the gameplay.

                 

                Please, please, please restore the ability to "Disable Keyboard Shortcuts"!

                • 45. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                  eigenface Level 1

                  BUG - in flash pro CC, 'bold' and 'italic' properties of TextFormat have no effect on the rendered text

                   

                  Concise problem statement:

                   

                  If you compile with flash pro CC, and use the 'setTextFormat' method of a TextField, the 'bold' and 'italic' properties of the TextFormat argument have no effect on the rendered text. If you compile with flash pro CS6, the 'bold' and 'italic' properties work as expected.

                   

                  Apparently, with flash pro CC, the only way to make the text render correctly is to change the font name (add the suffix ' Bold', ' Italic', or ' Bold Italic'.) This means code which dynamically changes font styles only works in CS6 or CC, but not both. For example, if you use the 'bold' property the text renders bold in CS6 and regular in CC, whereas if you change the font name to add the suffix ' Bold', the text renders bold in CC and DOES NOT RENDER at all in CS6. This makes it difficult to transition a team from CS6 to CC.

                   

                   

                  Steps to reproduce bug:

                   

                  1. Create an xfl with 2 TextFields on the stage, both with font "Trebuchet MS" and style "regular", one named boldTrueText containing the String "bold = true", one named fontNameText containing the String "fontName = Trebuchet MS Bold". Create 2 more TextFields on the stage for visual reference, both with font "Trebuchet MS", one with style "regular", one with style "bold".

                  2. Add the following code to the Actions panel on frame 1:

                   

                  import flash.text.TextFormat;

                  import flash.text.Font;

                   

                   

                  var format:TextFormat = boldTrueText.getTextFormat();

                  format.bold = true;

                   

                  boldTrueText.setTextFormat(format);

                   

                  format = fontNameText.getTextFormat();

                  format.font = "Trebuchet MS Bold";

                   

                  fontNameText.setTextFormat(format);

                   

                  var fonts:Array = Font.enumerateFonts(), count:int = fonts.length;

                   

                  for (var i:int = 0; i < count; i++) {

                     

                      var font:Font = fonts[i];

                      trace("fontName: " + font.fontName + ", fontStyle: " + font.fontStyle);

                  }

                  3. Save, and compile with flash pro CS6 and flash pro CC.

                   

                   

                  Results:

                   

                  With flash pro CS6, "bold = true" renders bold, and "fontName = Trebuchet MS Bold" DOES NOT RENDER.

                  With flash pro CS6, the following is traced:

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: bold

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: regular

                   

                  With flash pro CC, "bold = true" renders regular, and "fontName = Trebuchet MS Bold" renders bold.

                  With flash pro CC, the following is traced:

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: regular

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS Bold, fontStyle: bold

                   

                   

                  Expected results:

                   

                  The same text is rendered in both flash pro CS6 and CC. I don't know why this behavior was changed in flash pro CC - it causes silent failures in code which dynamically changes font styles. I expected the flash pro CS6 behavior to remain the same in CC, like so:

                   

                  With flash pro CC, "bold = true" renders bold, and "fontName = Trebuchet MS Bold" DOES NOT RENDER.

                  With flash pro CC, the following is traced:

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: bold

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: regular

                   

                  If you don't want to break backward compatibility (any further), you could make both the behaviors work in flash pro CC, like so:

                   

                  With flash pro CC, "bold = true" renders bold (font is still "Trebuchet MS"), and "fontName = Trebuchet MS Bold" renders bold also.

                  With flash pro CC, the following is traced:

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: bold

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS, fontStyle: regular

                  fontName: Trebuchet MS Bold, fontStyle: bold

                   

                  I submitted this bug with the bug form, and also with adobe bugbase (in case it isn't obsolete) - I'm just trying to maximize my chances of getting a fix.  Has anyone else encountered this bug?

                  • 46. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                    Amy Blankenship Level 4

                    What happens if you use a textFormat tag in the htmlText itself?

                    • 47. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                      eigenface Level 1

                      I get the exact same results as above. I changed the code to:

                       

                      boldTrueText.htmlText = "<font face='Trebuchet MS'><b>bold = true</b></font>";

                       

                      fontNameText.htmlText = "<font face='Trebuchet MS Bold'>font = Trebuchet MS Bold</font>";

                       

                      var fonts:Array = Font.enumerateFonts(), count:int = fonts.length;

                       

                      for (var i:int = 0; i < count; i++) {

                         

                          var font:Font = fonts[i];

                          trace("fontName: " + font.fontName + ", fontStyle: " + font.fontStyle);

                      }

                       

                      I assume this is what you meant - the <textformat> tag doesn't allow me to change font or style.

                       

                      Apparently, flash pro CC uses different font names to denote style and ignores the 'bold' and 'italic' properties of TextFormat (and ignores <b> and <i> tags in htmlText.) Conversely, flash pro CS6 respects the 'bold' and 'italic' properties (and <b> and <i> tags) and does NOT use different font names for those styles (so if you do use different font names, the font is undefined and nothing renders.)

                       

                      This guarantees code which dynamically changes font styles will break in either CC or CS6 - CC is NOT backwards compatible in terms of fonts.  This creates a big problem for say, a localization system that dynamically changes fonts and styles.

                      • 48. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                        StealerOfCandy

                        Also....

                         

                        They have removed the Component Inspector Panel.

                         

                        It has big implications for any studios with custom Component panels like mine.

                         

                        It is now displayed in the Properties Panel in a tiny accordian section....which is bad enough, but it also loses focuses after 1 key press. So textboxes are useless.

                        • 49. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                          Martino77 Level 1

                          Damn... I was just so happy there is a bone-tool in Flash and was even watching tutorials in it to use it in my animations... just found out it's gone in Flash CC.

                          I want to use the inverse kinematics for animating characters (bending knees and stuff)

                           

                          Anybody knows of any alternative tools or is there some known workaround for this?

                          • 50. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                            HelenWLee Level 1

                            For animation just stay with Flash CS6 instead. I don´t see any reason to switch to CC for that. Dragon Bones as an extensipn to CC does have some kind of bones but is not really a replacement for bone tool.

                            • 51. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                              Asymetrical Adobe Community Professional

                              Trick Or Script also has a robust Bone tool. Check them out at http://www.trickorscript.com

                              • 52. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                paulsakebomb Level 1

                                I'm am having this same issue.  Did you happen to find a work around?  I've already got in pretty deep with CC before I realized that my dynamic fonts from xml have font face issues.

                                <font face='Arial'><b>text</b></font>

                                 

                                I asssume that for CC it'll need to be changed to <font face='Arial Bold'>text</font>

                                 

                                 

                                If so this is a serious pain.

                                • 53. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                  eigenface Level 1

                                  Yeah, the only work around I've found is to dynamically change font face.  I embed the font, export an as3 font class, instantiate the font class in my code, and use its fontName property.  I also use its fontStyle property to determine whether or not to add <b>, <i> using htmlText (bold = true, italic = true using TextFormat) - those tags have no effect for CC but are necessary for CS6, and I compile with both.

                                   

                                  I created a thread for this bug a while ago, but I don't think anyone is taking it seriously.  Apparently, I'm just doing it wrong - everybody knows working with embedded fonts is confusing in flash. 

                                   

                                  http://forums.adobe.com/message/5549233

                                  • 54. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                    Manniac Level 1

                                    What a terrible decision to remove AS2 support! Guys, are you actually developing software for your customers or for the wellbeing of your developers? I have many projects written in AS2 and no, I don't want to keep old Flash versions installed parallel to Flash CC. I expect new version to be backward compatible, without any question! I'm already pissed that in so many cases you removed file support from flash (fxg or illustrator) and other programs, but THIS?

                                    You only seem to care about making your own lives easier, not the lives of your paying customers. I'm shaking my head in lack of comprehension.

                                    • 55. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                      christofutti Level 1

                                      i also have 10 years worth of flas that are unusable with CC

                                       

                                      i would like it if CS6 was available also as part of the cloud...

                                      • 56. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                        twdavid1980

                                        Adobe have singlehandedly ruined a once great product with so much potential.

                                         

                                        I've been using Flash since the heady days of Macromedia Flash 2/3 in 2000 and it has now become an almost unusable behemoth which is way behind most of its competitors. I saw the Adobe stand and GDC in San Francisco in April, and it was a sad reflection of Adobe as a whole - nothing worked, and none of the employees seemed to care much!

                                         

                                        I updated to CC a little while ago thinking that a lot of the stupid bugs in the IDE may have been fixed.. but no, those stupid bugs have not been fixed AND theres a whole load of new ones in there too! And to top it off as previously mentioned, AS2 support has been removed and even little things like the gradient tool becoming completely unusable have really spoilt the development experience.

                                         

                                        Flash CC will be the last version of Flash my company uses and I suspect that will be the case for most companies out there who value any sort of productivity in the workplace.

                                         

                                        For anyone who is looking for a workaround for any of the ridiculous issues you are experiencing, I suggest you ditch Flash and learn something new (Like Unity). It'll take less time and money to do, and you might actually get some enjoyment whilst using it!

                                        • 57. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                          it is.

                                           

                                          click on flash and just below the top of the page is a combobox that lists flash cc and flash cs6.  pick cs6 and download.

                                          • 58. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                            Drip

                                            I'm sorry but is that option still available? And if so, where exactly are you supposed to click on flash. In the CC desktop app, an Adobe.com download page?

                                            And does this actually mean that if I purchase the subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud, I will have full access and use of CS6? Because I just signed up for the trial, and I can't find any links or even mentions of CS6 products bundled with CC. Thank you.

                                            • 59. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                              HelenWLee Level 1

                                              I am not sure why the info is hidden away but yes CS6 is included in the CC membership, or was anyway. I already had CS6 installed so it just works. Where to download CS6 now I am not sure. It seems very well hidden. Before you could install the trial versions and then activate through cloud. Now I don´t see any trial versions at all anymore.Here´s the product page anyway http://www.adobe.com/products/cs6.html

                                               

                                              Maybe someone from Adobe can enlighten us? Otherwise ask support.

                                               

                                              CS6 is still available as a standalone license without CC monthly memebership if you prefer that but won´t get updates other than bugfixes.

                                              • 60. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                SujaiS Adobe Employee

                                                Yes, CS6 is available to you, if you have a valid creative cloud subscription for Flash Pro CC.  You can do the following in that case

                                                 

                                                1) Go to https://creative.adobe.com/

                                                2) Go to the download center link

                                                3) Choose the product Flash Professional

                                                4) Below the "In this version" label there is a dropdown for choosing either Flash Pro CC or Flash Pro CS6. Choose the product that you need and click on the download button to download.

                                                 

                                                You should also see Flash Pro CS6 in the Creative cloud app that should be available in your machine, if you have CC products.

                                                 

                                                -Sujai

                                                • 61. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                  HelenWLee Level 1

                                                  Thank you! Good info. I never downloaded from the online download center, had missed that part. In the desktop cloud app I can only see those CS6 programmes that are already installed, not any available for download, only uninstalled CC-versions.

                                                  • 62. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                    SujaiS Adobe Employee

                                                    You should be able to see all apps.

                                                     

                                                    can you refer to the below documentation: http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/install-apps.html

                                                     

                                                    -Sujai

                                                    • 63. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                      HelenWLee Level 1

                                                      I can not see uninstalled CS6 iniside the desktop app, only CC. I see the CS6 that are installed. But I see now that CS6 have to be downloaded from the cloud and can find them via "more information" from the desktop.

                                                       

                                                      The desktop cloud app has some problems, makes Firefox hang. After closing Firefox and then re-open again I get error message "Firefox is already running...", have to close the cloud app, then I can re-open Firefox. Contacted support but no solutions so now I keep the cloud app off mostly.

                                                      • 64. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                        danielvretta

                                                        Hello.

                                                         

                                                        I think it is great that you removed the bandwidth profiler. It was always getting in my way! I could never get anything done, what with being easily able to test my projects, and all. Now that simulating a download has become a harrowing nightmare, I can get back to work!

                                                         

                                                        Could you please deprecate the shape tool, too? I prefer to use OpenType glyphs.

                                                         

                                                        Keep up the good work, Adobe!

                                                        • 65. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                          boudewijndanser Level 1

                                                          I wonder how Adobe makes these choices to just "throw out stuff" which a lot of users (paying clients!) seem to use...

                                                          The good thing is that they can put things back in now since the cloud stuff.

                                                          • 66. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                            HelenWLee Level 1

                                                            If you need to use as2 just use Flash Pro CS6, included in the cloud or standalone license. Or some other Flash IDE, it´s not a problem I think.

                                                            • 67. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                              IMpastoAnimationStudios Level 1

                                                              Motion Editor: I would like to know if others miss this as much as I do.

                                                               

                                                              I come from 3D character animation (Pixar style) and use this tool like crazy because I'm used to modifying animation through graph editors.

                                                               

                                                              The Motion Editor was somewhat difficult to use, but was worth it because it's the very best way I could make my Flash animation look like professional animation and not "Flash-y."

                                                               

                                                              That's because I can actually control timing, how long something takes to move, stop, start, etc., which is how I get the feeling of weight and naturalistic movement in my characters.

                                                               

                                                              I'm not particularly interested in keeping CS6 on my machine; I'd rather just move forward.

                                                               

                                                              I'm just one user, but I would LOVE to see this feature brought back into CC.

                                                               

                                                              At this point - in the middle of a professional job - I see my only alternatives as trying out the puppet tools in AE, and if I can't get the control I need there, going on to a better 2D animation tool.

                                                               

                                                              That's too bad, because I had really hoped to keep moving on with Flash as my animation tool of choice. I really love Adobe and Flash's ability to integrate with Adobe, especially with Illustrator.

                                                               

                                                              So, if my one voice makes any difference at all, my request is to PLEASE return the Motion Editor to Flash CC. I've always been certain that I'm one of a small minority using it, but I do use it quite heavily and in fact NEED it if I am to continue in Flash (which I've been using six years since CS3).

                                                               

                                                              Thanks,

                                                              ianalexh (Animated Critic)

                                                               

                                                              p.s. I had had high hopes for the IK / bones tools as well, but they never reached the control I need there either, so I never used them.

                                                               

                                                              p.p.s. If there are other places I can post this opinion, where my opinion might make a difference, please let me know.

                                                              • 68. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                                Johnny Elzey Level 1

                                                                Can you help me with the update for flash pro cc, I keep getting an error that update failed... U43M1D204

                                                                • 69. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                                  Herbert2001 Level 4

                                                                  Alexanderflash: try Anime Studio Pro instead for your animation. It exports to swf if needed. I've switched ages ago to AS Pro from Flash for my animation needs.

                                                                   

                                                                  The timeline offers a proper motion graph curve editor, and is many, many times more powerful and convenient to use than the motion editor in Flash ever was.

                                                                   

                                                                  The inverse kinematics and bones system is comparable to 3d applications like Maya, but geared towards quick 2d character setups. Smart bones are available for quick secondary animation like tails. Controller bone systems can be setup for easy facial expression controls, poses and actions can be set, and much, much more. There is just no comparison to the old Flash bones system.

                                                                   

                                                                  Quick layer switching is also implemented.

                                                                   

                                                                  A real 2.5d camera is supported which allows you to fly through your scene in true 3d easily.

                                                                   

                                                                  It's brilliant for 2d/2.5d animation, and you owe it to yourself to check it out!

                                                                  You may want to wait for Christmas time - Smith Micro usually does special deals around that time, and it can save you some money.

                                                                   

                                                                  Some examples made with Anime Studio Pro:

                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg9FG4MubQY&hq_e=el&hq_m=1253325&hq_l=14&hq_v=36e2f0ebb1  (also Poser used in this production)

                                                                   

                                                                  http://anime.smithmicro.com/videos/murklorpurklor.html

                                                                   

                                                                  The only caveat is their trial policy - you must enter a credit card to download the trial, I believe. Not so good - the software is brilliant, though.

                                                                  • 70. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                                    HelenWLee Level 1

                                                                    More panels and tools will be developed by third party for CC I think. Here is one for motion control. Did not test but could be a solution for the missing editor.

                                                                     

                                                                    http://nipunasthana.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/motion-help

                                                                    • 72. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                                      Nipun Asthana Adobe Employee

                                                                      Hi All,

                                                                      Flash Pro CC 2014 (v 14.0.0.110) is now available for download via the Creative Cloud App.

                                                                       

                                                                      We have included back a new revamped Motion Editor, Projector Export, Object Level Undo along with several other entirely new features like Variable Width Strokes with Tweening, SVG Export, Publishing for WebGL, Kuler Panel, HTML5 based Extensions etc. with this release of Flash Pro.

                                                                       

                                                                      Complete list of New features in Flash Pro CC 2014 is available at these links:

                                                                      Overview:         https://www.adobe.com/in/products/flash.html

                                                                      Whats new:      https://helpx.adobe.com/flash/using/whats-new.html

                                                                      Release Notes: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash/release-note/flash-professional-cc-2014.html

                                                                      Videos:           https://helpx.adobe.com/in/flash.html

                                                                       

                                                                      Thanks,

                                                                      Nipun

                                                                      • 73. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                                        taztaz

                                                                        Hi Nipun, Any chance of getting the bandwidth profiler back?

                                                                        • 74. Re: OT: Flash Professional CC is now live!
                                                                          stevenhyc

                                                                          Also, the pin script features was removed in the script window. Whenever I clicked the object on stage the script window also refresh showing empty. It is really so troublesome to enter object properties like X, Y, rotation and etc value into code.

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