With this being the first anniversary of David Bowie’s death it’s an opportunity to reflect, but also to try something new and creative in the spirit of Bowie. With this in mind I turned to Adobe Animate CC. I was a great fan and advocate of Flash back in the day, but of course Steve Jobs signalled the death knoll for Flash a few years ago and subsequently the industry gave it the thumbs down, although it’s still used extensively for animated content etc.
However, not a company to rest on its laurels Adobe rebranded Flash last year as Animate CC. It’s got improved features for animators, plus it’s now even easier to collaborate with other Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Importantly you can now take all your Flash created assets and convert them into interactive HTML5 canvas ready content. I also like the fact that in quite an assortment of mobile graphic design apps you can create your content and export it as SVG vectors, which means Animate CC can import it straight in.