Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate is a software for creating animations. The most important publishing format is HTML/JavaScript. Earlier versions of the software were known as Adobe Flash Professional. Flash animations were the most widespread format for animations on websites for a long time.

Adobe Animate is part of Adobe’s Creative Suite and can be used through a subscription.

The focus of the program is on 2D animations. The interface is similar to an illustration program. Frames can be combined into small animation sequences using a timeline. Terms such as “keyframes” and “tweens” point to the origins in the field of hand-drawn animation.

Interactive animations can be created using JavaScript programming. The integrated code editor allows access to the open-source program library CreateJS. For example, CreateJS offers the ability to execute drawing commands based on events.