Chad Troftgruben is a freelance animator and screencaster who specializes in Animate CC, Moho, After Effects and Premiere. He has been working with Flash since 2002 which resulted in the creation of several cartoons for both entertainment and commercial purposes.
February 2016 Updates When working in Animate CC, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to source an asset to complete your project. Fortunately, Adobe's integrated Adobe Stock directly within the application, all you have to do is open up the CC Libraries panel. If you don't see it for some reason, you can always come up to the Window menu and under the Window menu you can choose CC Libraries. Here within the CC Libraries panel, all you have to do is type in a keyword for the image that you're looking for. In this case, what I'd like to look for is a cartoon image of a desert, so I'll type in that keyword cartoon desert, and as I type the search is automatically performed. The results will appear down below, you can scroll through all the different results, if you find one that you like you can hover over it for more information, in this case this happens to be a vector asset. I'm looking for a vector asset, so this could work. If you decide that you want to use the asset, you can license the artwork by clicking this button. If you'd like to see what it would look like within your project, you can always download a preview allowing you to work with the preview file before you license it. In this case I do want to license it, so I'll click this button, and when I do I may have to confirm that I do want to buy it, I'll click OK, and that asset will be downloaded to the Graphics section of your Creative Cloud Library, it's now ready for use inside of Adobe Animate.
June 2015 Updates Hi guys, my name is Chad Troftgruben, and these are your updates for the 2015 release of Adobe Flash. There's a lot to love with this new update, and the main one is the new Bone Tool, or I should say, it's been reintroduced in Flash CC 2015. You'll find that it can really help you with your animations. Up next we have sprite sheets, which can greatly help when you're trying to reference other material, and then there's video referencing, this allows you to bring videos onto the timeline, and then you can follow along with that video, animate things out, or do whatever it is that you need to do. And there's some other features we'll cover as well. There's a lot to be excited for, and I hope you're ready because we're about to get started.