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With Adobe Animate, you can design interactive vector and bitmap animations for games, apps, and the web. Bring cartoons and banner ads to life. Quickly publish to multiple platforms and reach viewers on desktop, mobile, and TV. And add action to tutorials and infographics. A new age for animation! Enjoy!

This app is part of Adobe Creative Cloud (20+ Apps and Services). It’s FREE for first 7 days, Try Now!

Adobe Animate is a comprehensive animation and multimedia authoring software that allows users to design and develop animations, interactive games, applications, and other dynamic content for various platforms, including web browsers, desktops, mobile devices, and more. With its wide array of tools and capabilities, it empowers artists, animators, and web developers to bring their creative visions to life.

Design interactive 2D animations
for Windows PC with cutting-edge drawing tools and publish them to multiple platforms - including Flash/Adobe AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, or even custom platforms -- and reach viewers on broadcast TV or virtually any desktop or mobile device. The industry’s leading animation toolset lets you create apps, ads, and amazing multimedia content that moves across any screen.

Adobe Animate CC
(Adobe Flash) is always getting better, with new features rolling out regularly. And with your Creative Cloud membership, you get them as soon as it releases them.

With Adobe Stock Images you can find the perfect image/photo to enhance your next creative project! Special offer: 10 free images!


Timeline-Based Animation: It offers a robust timeline for creating frame-by-frame animations and interactive content with ease.

Vector Drawing Tools: Its vector-based drawing tools enable precise and scalable artwork creation.

Rich Media Integration: Easily integrate audio, video, and other rich media elements into your animations.

HTML5 Canvas Support: Create animations and interactive content using the HTML5 canvas, ensuring compatibility with modern web standards.

Character Rigging: The app characters effortlessly with bone tools and inverse kinematics.

Responsive Scaling: Design responsive content that adapts to various screen sizes and orientations.

ActionScript and JavaScript Support: Incorporate interactivity through ActionScript (for Flash content) or JavaScript (for HTML5 content).

Export Options: Export animations in various formats, including GIF, video, HTML5, SVG, and more.

Integration with Adobe Creative Cloud: Seamlessly work with other Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator for a unified creative workflow.

What`s New

Learn what's new in the latest release of Animate.

October 2023 release (version 24.0)

Native Apple Silicon Support
Take full advantage of the Apple silicon chipset now in the software and witness significant performance gains in Application launch, Timeline playback, File saving, and much more.

Sleek user interface
Enjoy the all-new sleek user interface and have a lot more real estate to orchestrate your animations than ever.

Reset warped asset
Reset all the warped pins with one click and experiment pose creation with ease.

  • Envelope Distorter: Transform the edges of vectors or bitmaps using Bezier handles with ease.
  • Flexi-Bone: Create animations with greater flexibility by warping the bones of your characters into the desired poses.
  • Quick Sharing and Publishing: Share your compositions on social media with a single click, and choose from a variety of output formats, including Twitter, YouTube, video, and animated GIFs.
  • Getting Started Tutorial: Learn the basics of animation step-by-step with a helpful tutorial to help you get started quickly.

Get your game on
Create interactive web-based content for games and ads using powerful illustration and animation tools. Build game environments, design start screens, and interfaces, create interactive player sprites, and even integrate audio. With Animate CC 2024, you can do all your asset design and coding right inside the app.

Create characters that come alive
Sketch and draw more expressive characters with pressure- and tilt-sensitive vector brushes that work like the real thing. Make your characters blink, talk, and walk with simple frame-by-frame animation. And create interactive web banners that respond to user interactions such as mouse movement, touch, and clicks.

Publish to any platform
Reach your audience on desktop, mobile, and TV by exporting your animations to multiple platforms, including HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, Flash/Adobe AIR, and custom platforms like SVG. You can include code right inside your projects and even add actions without having to code.

Asset sculpting
Create new poses for vector or raster content using mesh deformation.
Better layer control
Organize your layers in a parent-child hierarchy for easier animation between poses.
Auto lip-sync
Thanks to Adobe Sensei, Adobe Animate 2024 version now automatically matches mouth poses to sound inflections.
VR authoring and publishing (beta)
Use your 2D skills to export 360 VR animations and create an immersive experience for virtual walk-throughs.

Other Features
  • Creative Cloud Libraries and in-app integration with Adobe Stock
  • Vector and custom art brushes with scaling on zoom
  • Typekit integration
  • HTML5 wrapper templates
  • 4K+ video export, custom resolution, and FPS
  • Tagged colors and colored onion skinning
  • 360° rotatable canvas
  • .OAM file packaging
  • SVG import onto the stage
  • Updated Bone tool
  • H.264 video import, audio looping, and splitting on the timeline
  • Sprite sheet export
  • Native HTML5 Canvas and WebGL support
  • Custom platform support
  • New Motion Editor
  • HTML5 publishing optimization
  • Improved brushes and pencils
  • Variable-width strokes with tweening
  • Save enhancements
  • iOS 64-bit support
  • Animation guides
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Real-time drawing
  • Unlimited pasteboard size
  • Testing and debugging via USB
  • Custom metadata APIs
  • Object-level undo
  • Projector support
  • Wide platform and device support
  • Prepackaged Adobe AIR application creation
  • Adobe AIR mobile simulation
  • Stage 3D targeting
  • Efficient workflows for mobile development
  • Content scaling when resizing images
  • Enhanced layer control
  • Symbol rasterization and better performance
  • Enhanced code snippets handling
  • Auto-save and file recovery
  • Incremental compilation
  • Flash Builder integration
  • ActionScript editor
  • XML-based FLA source files
  • Improved integration with Adobe creative tools
  • Wide content distribution
  • Object-based animation
  • 3D transformation
  • Motion presets
  • H.264 support
  • XFL support
  • SWF import
  • Photoshop and Illustrator import
  • Animation conversion to ActionScript
  • ActionScript 3.0 development
  • Rich drawing capabilities
  • Sophisticated video tools
How to Use

Creating a New Project: Click on "File" > "New" to start a new project. Choose the document type and size that suits your project.

Drawing and Animation: Use the drawing and animation tools in the workspace to create your content on the canvas. The timeline is used to sequence your animations.

Importing Media: Easily import images, audio, and video files into your project by selecting "File" > "Import."

Interactivity: Add interactivity using ActionScript or JavaScript to make your animations interactive.

Exporting: Once your project is complete, select "File" > "Export" to save or publish your animation in your desired format.


Can I use Adobe Animate for web design?
Yes, the software is suitable for creating interactive web content, including animations, banners, and games.

Is Adobe Animate the same as Adobe Flash?
Adobe Animate is the successor to Adobe Flash Professional and offers enhanced features and support for modern web standards.

What are the system requirements for Adobe Animate?
System requirements may vary, but generally, you'll need a Windows 10 or macOS 10.15 or later operating system, a multicore processor, and at least 4GB of RAM.

Can I use Adobe Animate for 3D animation?
It primarily focuses on 2D animation and multimedia content. For 3D animation, Adobe offers other software like Adobe After Effects.

Is Adobe Animate available as a standalone purchase?
The program is typically available through Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions, but you can choose between various subscription plans to suit your needs.


Toon Boom Harmony: A popular choice for professional 2D animation.

Synfig Studio: A free and open-source 2D animation software for artists on a budget.


Adobe Animate Single App - US$22.99/mo
Get Animate as part of Creative Cloud.

Creative Cloud All Apps - US$59.99/mo
Get 20+ Creative Cloud apps, including Animate.

Students and teachers - US$19.99/mo

Business - US$37.99/mo per license ​

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 10/Windows 11
  • Processor: Multicore Intel processor (64-bit support)
  • RAM: 4GB or more
  • Hard Disk Space: 2GB of available hard-disk space
  • Display: 1024x900 display (1280x1024 recommended)
  • Internet connection for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services
  • Extensive animation capabilities for both beginners and professionals.
  • Seamless integration with other Adobe Creative Cloud software.
  • Support for modern web standards (HTML5).
  • Robust vector drawing tools.
  • Regular updates and improvements from Adobe.
  • Steeper learning curve for beginners, especially those new to animation.
  • Heavier system requirements for larger projects.
  • Lack of 3D animation capabilities compared to specialized 3D animation software.

Adobe Animate is a powerful and versatile animation software that allows users to create interactive animations and multimedia content for web, mobile, and desktop platforms. With features like vector drawing tools, timeline and motion editors, and easy publishing options, it provides a flexible and intuitive platform for both beginners and professionals to bring their ideas to life.

Whether you're creating animated characters, interactive banners, or immersive games, it offers a range of tools and resources to help you achieve your creative vision. With frequent updates and new features, it continues to evolve and expand its capabilities, making it a valuable tool for animators and multimedia creators of all levels.

Note: 30 days trial version.

Also Available: Download Adobe Animate for Mac

  • Adobe Animate CC 24.0 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

Adobe Animate CC 24.0
Native Apple Silicon Support:
- Take full advantage of the Apple silicon chipset now in Animate and witness significant performance gains in Application launch, Timeline playback, File saving, and much more
- Sleek user interface
- Enjoy the all-new sleek user interface and have a lot more real estate to orchestrate your animations than ever

Reset warped asset:
- Reset all the warped pins with one click and experiment pose creation with ease

- "An error occurred" while opening the old binary FLA files
- Artifacts appear on the transparent area of the layer if there is an overlapping content in the layer below upon importing a psd file
- Unable to import color files (.clr) into swatches panel
- 'Import as a single bitmap image' setting imports only the bottom most layer when importing a psd file into Animate

Adobe Animate CC 23.0.2
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC 23.0.1
- Animate crashes on copy-pasting text from Illustrator to Animate
- Bone length is getting altered on dragging the bone continuously

Adobe Animate CC 23.0.0
Envelope Deformer:
- Create unique poses really quickly using the new Envelope deformer. It helps to deform a given vector or bitmap warped object around its edges using the familiar Bezier handles.

Flexi Bones:
- Create bones for non linear character poses with ease using the new Flexi bones. You can now draw and deform Flexi bones using Asset warp tool just the way your draw and modify any bezier curves with the Pen tool.

Rig Edit Mode:
- Use the new Rig Edit Mode to add or modify the rig structure on a base shape without deforming it and map the changes back on the deformed poses across keyframes

Warped Objects in Library Panel:
- Warped objects are now available in the Library panel with asset management capabilities like renaming, organizing it in a folder, etc., for better production control

- Importing fla file into After Effects is not working
- Warped object disappears upon copy pasting it on a different document

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.8
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.7
- Child object gets rotated on reopening the file if the parent object was rotated before parenting

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.6
- Incorrect test movie and video output if parenting is used inside a graphic symbol with a camera on the main timeline
- Parenting structure breaks upon copy-pasting keyframes with rigging in it
- Compiler error on publishing the file with any of the actions script reserved keywords in the layer name
- Import of SVG files with an embedded PNG is failing

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.5
- Application turns black after using it for a long time
- Actions panel is not getting closed on pressing F9 key
- Video export or Publishing takes too long and the output doesn't match with the stage if layer effects are applied inside the nested graphics
- Font Name, Font Style, Stroke Style and Width Profile dropdowns are not clickable or failed to open unless the application is relaunched

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.4
- Application crashes on scrolling the font list after adding a web font
- Stroke appearances are not retained while converting it to a rigged object

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.3
- Inserting Keyframes progress dialog appears on inserting a keyframe or a blank keyframe
- Convert each to keyframes breaks the pose in the last keyframe in shape tween
- Previous keyframe objects are misplaced while using auto keyframing in a parenting setup
- Unable to move symbols in multiple layers together in a motion tween
- Unintended new keyframe is introduced when editing a symbol with the Free Transform tool in a tween span
- Playhead jumps in the Timeline panel while expanding or collapsing the Motion editor view

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.2
Modern Rigging:
- Leverage the modern rigging capabilities to setup rigs, add poses and tween them to create life-like animations with ease

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.1
- Layer gets unparented in Auto Keyframe workflows
- Parenting in motion tween glitches if rotation is applied
- Child object moves on changing the transformation point of a parent object
- Animate crashes on publishing a file with corrupted sound
- Animate crashes on opening a file from a location that requires administrator privileges
- The code block is not shown properly in the actions panel and script documents
- Curly braces do not auto close in the Actions panel
- Autocomplete does not work in the Actions panel
- Keyboard shortcut for Find and Replace, Comment, and Uncomment Selection is not working in the Actions panel

Adobe Animate CC 22.0.93
Top new features and enhancements:
Assets Panel:
- Use Assets panel to create cool animation with preloaded assets and customize them

Social share:
- Share your animations on YouTube channel within Animate

Quick publish:
- Publish your animation to video, animated GIF, or HTML5 canvas formats, seamlessly

Timeline and symbol enhancements:
- Customize your timeline tools and explore the new symbol options to make the most out of it

Advanced rigging (Beta):
- Character rigging is made easier with auto and manual mapping

Adobe Animate CC
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC
Last Frame:
- Now orchestrate your animations by selecting a frame subset of a graphic symbol for looping using the first and last frame options

Paint Fills only:
- Use our enhanced paints fill option to quickly add shading to your characters

Adobe Animate CC
- Fixed bugs related to Paint Fills/Paint Selection brush modes
- Security bug fixes related to out of bounds read and UAF vulnerability which could lead to sensitive memory data and arbitrary code execution by opening the malicious file
- Crash during installation of Animate to a directory having Capital Cyrillic character has been fixed
- Fixed drawing related bug after performing “Convert Layers to Symbol” action

Adobe Animate CC
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC
Assets Panel:
- Use Assets panel to create cool animation with preloaded assets and customize them

Social share:
- Share your animations on YouTube channel within Animate

Quick publish:
- Publish your animation to video, animated GIF, or HTML5 canvas formats, seamlessly

Timeline and symbol enhancements:
- Customize your timeline tools and explore the new symbol options to make the most out of it

Advanced rigging (Beta):
- Character rigging is made easier with auto and manual mapping

Adobe Animate CC
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC
Auto keyframe:
- In the latest release, you can insert Keyframe or Blank keyframe automatically. The Auto keyframe option adds Keyframe or Blank Keyframe to the selected frame while editing the stage or the Properties panel. A blue dot appears outside the existing frame range to indicate the frame number for auto-keyframing.

Assets panel:
- The latest version of Animate introduces Assets panel to store, manage, and reuse ready-to-use assets across documents. From the Context Menu in Library panel, you can export any image or symbol as an asset. Once exported, you can import assets into the Assets panel from the Hamburger Menu> Import.

Quick social share:
- The latest update allows you to quickly share your animations on Twitter. To share your content on Twitter, click the Share button> Quick social share>Twitter. Check the preview, type your tweet, and click Share to generate a video via Adobe Media

Hands-on tutorial creator:
- Eager to create your own hands-on tutorial? You can quickly create hands-on tutorial using the new panel from Window> Extensions> Hands-on Tutorial Creator menu. The panel allows you to create a new or edit an existing tutorial.
- Once saved, you can test it out by importing it using Help> Hands-on Tutorial> Import Tutorial...

New user on-boarding panel:
- For new users to get started, Animate allows you to explore hands-on tutorials of your choice. You can hover over the tutorial to watch the preview or skip the panel to explore later.

Adobe Animate CC 20.0.3
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC 2020
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC 2019 19.2.1
- Change log not available for this version

Adobe Animate CC 2018 19.2
- Create performant, secure and beautiful AMP based ads directly with Animate
- Blend modes can now be applied at layer or frame level
- Incrementally save your Animate documents (FLAs and XFLs) with ease and with better performance. Reduce save time for auto-recovery mode and quickly save complicated data
- Work with multiple symbols and pin them in different Frame picker panels
- Export images with the right resolution by honoring original image settings and bypassing the optimization
- Synchronize the nib shapes and sizes for Brush and Eraser tools while sketching
- Enhanced asset warping now enables you to have better control over handles and the warp results
- Optimize your text atlas outputs. Get better control over your texture atlases with optimized output and by generating multiple bitmaps
- Retain the audio effects when you split the audio which is imported

Adobe Animate CC 2018 19.1
Pressure and Tilt support in Eraser tool:
- Pressure and Tilt options are added to Eraser tool to enhance drawing options. You can now erase with same size and precision like the Brush tool, by using the new Pressure and Tilt sensitive eraser nib.

Paint Bucket tool enhancement:
- Paint Bucket tool can now be used in continuous fill mode. The tool does live filling on the regions/contours as you drag over the shapes. You can choose to fill all the regions as you drag or, only have empty regions and specific color regions filled:
- When Fill all regions checkbox is selected - Fill color is applied over all the contours/regions that you drag over.
- When Fill all regions checkbox is unselected - Fill color is applied over empty regions or, wherever the starting color is found.
- This drag fill option allows easier and faster mechanism of coloring into shapes drawn using the brush tool.
- SVG files exported from Animate are now well organized and maintain layer hierarchy. These exported files can be imported in Character Animator for further use.

Typekit rebranding:
- In this release of Animate, you will find references to Adobe Fonts, which is the new name of Typekit. Adobe Fonts is included in Creative Cloud subscriptions. There are no limits on the number of fonts that can be activated at the same time and no limits on the number of monthly pageviews for web fonts.

Adobe Animate CC 2018 19.0
Auto Lip-Sync:

Powered by Adobe Sensei:
- As a character animator using Animate CC, creating lip syncing was always a time consuming effort. Now, you can match mouth poses to sound inflections automatically with Adobe Sensei powered Animate.
- Auto lip-syncing allows easier and faster method of placing appropriate mouth shapes on Timeline, based on the chosen audio layer. You can achieve this using an existing list of mouth poses, drawn within a graphic symbol and label them with corresponding visemes. When you apply auto lip-syncing on a graphic symbol, keyframes are created automatically at different positions matching with the audio visemes, after analyzing the specified audio layer. You can make any further adjustments if you want, by using regular workflows and Frame Picker.

VR authoring and publishing (Beta):
- As a 2D game developer, educationist, or web developer, you can use 2D skill set in Animate and export panorama or 360 virtual reality animations. You can use these virtual reality animations as Facebook feed, use in Microsoft Office products or in any website.
- When you want to import panorama or 360 vector graphics, animate content, and introduce interactivity at runtime, you require specific document types. Animate now introduces VR 360 and VR panorama document types which enable you to create such engaging content with ease. Also, you can use the virtual reality document type to import 3D model content (.glb files) to an Animate project and interact with VR output.
- You can click and move MovieClip instances in the Preview panel. Animate detects the objects automatically when you click and move them around. They move along a cylinder or a sphere path depending on the selected document type.
- Animate also lets you manage the virtual reality animations at runtime by using APIs. For example, you can introduce some objects in a 360 virtual reality environment when a user clicks a button.

Asset sculpting for vector and raster content:
- You can now easily deform complex vector shapes and raster shape using asset warp tool. Create animations without having to redraw assets on each frame.
- Using the warp handles that appear on the objects, you can reshape or distort specific object areas while leaving other areas intact. Users can select multiple objects using selection tool and then select asset warp tool to create warp handles on them. All the selected objects are grouped when you create the first warp handle. This asset warp tool enables you to create frame-by-frame animation and tween animations on complex shapes or bitmap images.

Texture publishing for improved performance:
- As an animator, now you can continue to author content in vector format and export as vector or raster format for HTML 5 platforms.
- Click File > Publish Settings. If Publish entire animation as a texture is enabled in Basictab, Image Settings tab shows Texture Publishing options. By default, all the symbols are included in Texture publishing. To selectively choose symbols for textures, click Change.

Layer parenting and layer effects:

Layer parenting:
- Animate allows you to parent one layer to another. Layer parenting is an easy way to allow one layer/object of your animation to control over the other layer/object. As an animation designer or a game designer, you can speed up your animation time as you can control movements of different parts of a character more easily.
- Now, you can animate between poses easily by organizing assets in parent-child layers. When an object on the parent layer moves, the child layer automatically moves along with it.

Layer effects:
- Add tints and filters to layers, play with in and out fades, depth of field, and so on. You can make all these changes without changing objects on stage.
- You can use frame level filters to apply them for all the objects at a time in a frame. Apply filters directly on the timeline (frames) without having to place the assets or animation inside a Movie clip. Filters can be applied over all types of assets including graphic symbols and shapes, providing more flexibility.

Export to GL Transmission Format (glTF):
- As an animator, now you can export new glTF standard based animations that can run on Facebook feed and Microsoft Office suite. New WebGL-glTF standard and WebGL-glTF Extended document types have been added to the existing list of document types in Animate.
- You can use standard template which allows integration with standard glTF playback packages, supports basic interactivity and standards. The extended version enables you to create advanced animations.
- Improved integration with After Effects:
- As an Animator, you often need to create animations in Animate and import them into After Effects for post processing tasks. Now, Animate streamlines this workflow by providing a plug-in for After Effects.
- You can import Animate FLA files into After Effects to composite them with a video or render them as video with more creative effects. The layer hierarchy of Animate is maintained in After Effects. After Effects can interact with Animate using the plug-in.

New Home screen:
- Now, it is easier for animators to get started quickly with Animate. You can choose the destination for an animation using any of the intents, Animate provides you the preset formats. Choose an intent of from the tabs at the top of the screen such as Character Animation, Social, Game, Education, Ads, Web, and Advanced. Select the appropriate presets for each of the intents and click Create to start creating animations. You can view the recently used files in the left pane. Sample assets are provided at the bottom of the startup screen.
- Click Learn from the left pane to access recommended tutorials to get started with Animate.
- While working with your animations, to create new document you can use File > New. Alternatively, you can use the following shortcuts:
- Windows OS: CTRL +N.
- macOS: CMD + N.

Miscellaneous changes:
- Paint bucket tool You can now use Paint bucket tool to click and drag across the contours of an object to fill them with a chosen color You can click and drag the tool in any direction across the contours Paint bucket tool fills the color wherever dots are captured across the contours
- Quick tween creation You can now create tweens quickly from the stage by selecting the objects Select the objects at stage, right-click, and choose one of the tween animations to create tweens quickly If the objects selected are part of multiple layers, a one-second animation is created in all the
- Support for MS Office pen Now, Microsoft surface users can get the best performance and line quality as the pen is natively supported

New Themes:
- You can now choose any of the four color themes for Animate. To change the theme, select Edit > Preferences. In General tab, click the drop-down list menu adjacent to User Interface and choose the appropriate theme.
- Better looking interface Animate user interface has been updated using the Spectrum framework to make it as sharp and intuitive as with other Creative Cloud products
- Exit frame sync for graphic Symbols You can synchronize graphic symbols with parent timeline while editing the symbols When you enter and leave the graphic symbols, the graphic symbols are synchronized and the frame positions are retained
- Redesigned Timeline Timeline controls has been redesigned for ease of use Some of the controls are moved to the top of the timeline Previously, the controls were placed at the bottom of the timeline
- Brush and eraser tools enhancements Improved drawing experience with Brush for preview and final Brush strokes Pressure and Tilt options and minimum brush size options are added to Brush tool The user interface for smoothing slide is redesigned for ease of use in Eraser tool

Swatches panel enhancement:
- You can expand the swatches panel without affecting its order of colors alignment. When you drag the panel, it increases the size of the swatches as shown below in the second screenshot. If you further drag it, the swatches panel is distributed across multiple columns as shown in the third screenshot below.

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