Everyone…Say Hello to Adobe Flash CS4!

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:

Motion Editor

Motion Editor

Experience detailed control over keyframe parameters, including rotation, size, scale, position, filters, and more, using the new motion editor.

Object-based animation

Object-based animation

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

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

Procedural modeling

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

Metadata (XMP) support

Add metadata to SWF files using the new XMP panel. Quickly assign tags for enhanced collaboration and better mobile experiences.

3D transformation

3D transformation

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.

Motion presets

Motion presets

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