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 with JavaScript programming. The integrated code editor provides access to the CreateJS open source program library. For example, CreateJS offers the option of executing drawing commands with titles such as “lineTo” or “drawCircle” depending on events.