Not true. Animate is still part of the cloud subscription and we are still supporting this forum.
Hello, as per previous post and resdesign's reply the new Year is bringing a combo of Flash and Edge together called 'Animate' An, so we are still with Edge but hoping that the new software will be the best of both worlds (i am voting for Edge ). Some kind folks have even posted the new logo and feedback of whats to come.
Fingers crossed and toes curled up but dont hold your breath, keep on using Edge
Of course I meant Edge Animate. I will have to get used to differentiate Edge Animate and Animate CC in my posts. Anyway, you will have to move to the Flash forum if you want to check out the new Animate CC. I am not sure when the new version with the new name will be out.
Not really relevant to the post but I agree on having to get use to differentiating. i think there is going to be a lot of confusion for a long time especially new users, any search for Adobe Animate is going to direct people to EDGE animate.
Thank you all, for your answers!
Nevertheless, I'm still a little confused. what is the difference between "Edge Animate" and "Animate CC" or did I understood the whole thing wrong? In my search for "Adobe Edge Animate CC" also on adobe.com I always found only one program. Can you explain this to me please?
Is the fact that I'm from germany important? Does Adobe makes differences in their distribution strategy, depending on the country?
The most important question: Which animation program should we choose for the future?
P.S.: Update about Edge Tools and Services | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe - 30.11.2015, "(...)Edge Reflow (preview), Edge Inspect and Edge Animate are no longer being actively developed (...)"
For me it seems that adobe plan to integrate the functionality into the main programs such as dreamweaver?
and I think that solve my question: Adobe discontinued Edge Animate while Renaming & Rebuild Adobe Flash Professional to Adobe Animate (without the "Edge" in the name) because it will become a major program now. Adobe write that they will publish Adobe Animate in 2016 - so we have to wait until early 2016 and then we can start our work with Adobe Animate.
So the future should be safe... for a long time... shouldn't it?
At this time there is a big difference between both. Animate (Flash) CC does only HTML5 canvas while Edge Animate uses CSS, Jquery, etc... I personally like the way Edge animate gives you a lot of control on what you want to do. It will take some serious rethinking in order to use Animate (Flash) CC.
Ah ok, thank you for the explanation.
So there will be two programs in the future? 1. Animate (former Flash) CC and 2. Edge Animate? - And you prefer Edge Animate?
The point that I do not understand is why Adobe doesn't publish that information in the press? The only information they gave us is: We discontinue the development of the Edge Tools, also Adobe Flash become Animate. There's no comment about having keep "Edge Animate" as solid program alive... very confusing for me :-(
If you have been using Edge to create HTML5 banners, you are going to love going back to Flash CC Canvas export. Most banner creators are Flash proficient. If you never got past the Flash learning curve, you may think Edge is superior for animation. It isn't.
Whether you use Edge or Flash CC canvas for banners you still have to edit your HTML fil to add this. You can use any code editor, even Notepad. Regardless of which program you use for banners you will still need to zip your assets.
var clickTag = "https://www.google.com";
This MAX presentation is specific to banner creation. It also solves the fonts issue. You simply break apart your text.
The white paper
Screenshots with my notes from the MAX presentation
There is also a brand new AdHelper class
You don't have to wait for the name change CreateJS is part of Flash CC now. It is also extremely easy to repurpose your FLAs for Canvas export. Just select and break apart your text, twice, and the font you authored with is restored. Change your stop(); to this.stop();
If you are creating banners, you may want to check out the GSAP forum. Jack Doyle was kind enough to create a banner animation subforum
For ads you want to uncheck create spritesheet because Doubleclick does not permit JSON files, and uncheck overwrite HTML bbecause you are going to add your var = clickTag in your published HTML file. You also uncheck use hosted libraries as AdWords has a rule that does not permit external links other than Google fonts, that appears to only recently being lifted (for GSAP hosted by Google's CDN). Adobe needs to press the ad serving networks to host Adobe's CDN files and then we will have cached JS libraries.
There is useful banner specific info in this post
And here are some code conversion examples