Adobe Animate Software

About Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate is an animation solution that helps businesses create interactive content including 2D drawings and 3D animations and share them across various online platforms. Designers can use the application to create raster and vector graphics, manage rich text workflows and embed audio files to animations. The platform allows designers to publish animations into HTML5, WebGL, scalable vector graphics (SVG) and Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) formats. It enables employees to design infographics, advertisements and animated doodles. Additionally, features of Adobe Animate include multimedia authoring, data visualization, advanced rigging, content management and more. Adobe Animate lets graphic designers build game environments, streamline frame-by-frame animation pro...

Adobe Animate Pricing

Adobe Animate is available for $20.99 per month.

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$20.99 per month

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Adobe Animate User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5

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Nabin

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2021

Software to develop crisp and interactive 2D animations

With Adobe Animate we are able to develop interactive ads for our clients. Such ads have helped out clients to gain more customer attention, yielding more business revenue.

Pros

Adobe Animate is the industry-leading 2D animation software for creating interactive ads and games for web browsers, AR, and VR devices. It comes free with an Adobe CC subscription, and the user interface is similar to other Adobe software. It features advanced rigging for characters, a rich asset panel with sounds and effects, a wide range of export formats, and great tutorials to get started.

Cons

Requires programming in ActionScript, Javascript, or HTML5 for interactive animation. Animations produced are quite resourceful. Needs to be used in conjunction with Photoshop and Illustrator for better graphics.

Reasons for choosing Adobe Animate

We choose Adobe Animate over other alternatives because it is easy to use and comes free with an Adobe CC subscription.

Reasons for switching to Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate comes free with an Adobe CC subscription. Works very well with other Adobe software like Illustrator and Photoshop. It has an easy and familiar userinterface.

Amr

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

The Best Vector graphics animation Software

As an Instructional Designer, I use Adobe Animation in some projects that incorporate short explainer videos or educational content with storytelling techniques. Adobe Animate allows me to edit and create high-quality animations and graphics while I'm not a professional graphic designer. I follow the embedded product tutorials and the Adobe Animate Behance Community to keep up with best practices regarding my project. I share my work with teammates/stakeholders for feedback and approvals, all within the Adobe environment. The AI features make it easy to edit and finalize my projects.

Pros

Adobe Animate is a cutting-edge Design/Authoring solution for vector graphics animation. It allows for high-quality content production and has seamless integration with Adobe applications. The newer versions adopt AI technologies that save users' time and effort working on their projects. It has efficient cloud-based features that facilitate project sharing with Clients/Teammates, enhance teamwork and remote collaboration, and increase overall design team productivity.

Cons

The subscription plans are expensive, whether for a single Adobe Animate license or the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Anthony

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Animation

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

January 2022

Creates professional looking content

This was a fabulous experience with great project results.

Pros

Animate is not only used for creating presentation videos, but also gives you the ability to generate games and/or ads and publish them on a variety of web based platforms. I would say that the price for renting this software monthly, with all the tools that it has to offer, is fair when you join Creative Cloud. The interface has been arranged very well with the tools panel on one side, the library of symbols and control panels on the other and the bottom timeline, all of which surround the composition. This was all very easy to get a good understanding of, along with learning about the possibilities of what projects you can create with it.

Cons

Prices to rent can vary in different countries.

Anonymous

Company size: 1 employee

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2022

Create your own animation now.

A rather interesting experience, I took my needs from this program to build some of my own projects.

Pros

One of its strongest features is that it supports the Motion Editor feature and timeline, and all this to get a more realistic and natural image. A very powerful Deco tool with which I can do different effects for trees, flowers, etc. In general, 3D effects can be made for a wide range of images and animations. Animate gives us all the tools needed to make simple and complex animations.

Cons

Add coding to your animations for things like randomness, so you have to know some action scripting.

hm

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

December 2021

It's fun to make 2D animation in Adobe Animate

My overall experience with Adobe Animate is excellent. As I have worked before with Flash, this software is mostly familiar to me. Not only Motion Graphics but also 2D cartoon animation is very easy and enjoyable to most people with a basic knowledge of graphics.

Pros

I like Adobe Animate because it is very easy to operate. Anyone with basic knowledge can learn the animation with Adobe Animate. The frame-by-frame animation in the timeline requires less learning curve. The most functional thing of Adobe Animate is the tweens.

Cons

There is something about this software which needs more improvement. The motion graphics part is pretty basic. So, it should be more advanced.

Amy

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

September 2021

Easy to have fun with this one!

For the creative wishing to dapple in animation, this is exactly where you want to start. It is like the friendly guide showing you the ropes and then letting you have a turn. I made some interesting intros and animated logos within the first day. It only progressed from there

Pros

You can be brand new at this skill and still create impressive content through Adobe Animate. This product is so beneficial in instruction and is about as user-friendly as these platforms can get.

Cons

Cost. Worth it? Absolutely. However, thinking outside the box, many of those looking to start out in animation may not be in a place where this price fits their budget.

Anonymous

Company size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

A fun way to do animations.

In general I had a very good experience with this software, it gave me very good results in a short time of learning how to use it.

Pros

It is a very beginner-friendly software, and has the particularity of being from Adobe, so if you have already used some other Adobe program, it will be much easier to use. It generates excellent animations, and the ease of making them is gratifying.

Cons

Unfortunately, as with all Adobe products, we are talking about very high prices, which in many parts of the world is way too expensive.

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Ricardo

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Design

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

August 2021

My Favorite software in college!

In general, the user experience was very good, I was able to make animations for companies with very positive results. I made presentations, logo animations, banners for web pages and small animated personal projects.

Pros

Out of all the adobe software we used in college, this was definitely my favorite. I learned the basic concepts of animation with this tool, in an easy and practical way. It is an excellent software as a starting point in animation, easy to adapt and very satisfactory initial results.

Cons

Unfortunately, prices in south america does not help beginners. They should look for more accessible prices for countries whose currency is devalued. That would incentivize people to use more.

Alex

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Design

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

November 2021

Great for 2d animation

Pros

UI feels intuitive, software performs well, versatile, integrated into the Adobe ecosystem

Cons

Learning curve can be harsh for users not familiar with animation software