If you were not one of the many indivduals that joined the live broadcasting of Adobe CS4 announcements, check out Adobe Flash CS4 and its impressive enhancements. While these new enhancements will not get a Flash developer all gittery, every Flash designer/animator should be the thanking Adobe for adding some really impressive features.
This new featureset includes:
Experience detailed control over keyframe parameters, including rotation, size, scale, position, filters, and more, using the new motion editor.
Gain complete control over individual animation attributes with object-based animation, which applies tweens directly to objects instead of to keyframes
Inverse kinematics with the Bones tool
Create chain-like animation effects with a series of linked objects, or quickly distort a single shape using the new Bones tool.
Procedural modeling with Deco and Spray Brush
Turn symbols into instant design tools. Apply symbols in a variety of ways: Quickly create kaleidoscope-like effects and apply fills using the Deco tool.
Metadata (XMP) support
Add metadata to SWF files using the new XMP panel. Quickly assign tags for enhanced collaboration and better mobile experiences.
Animate 2D objects through 3D space with exciting new 3D translation and rotation tools, which allow you to animate along the x, y, and z axes.
Jump-start your project with prebuilt animations that can be applied to any object.
Other Key Features:
- Authoring for Adobe AIR
- H.264 support
- XFL support