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Adobe Flash animation or Adobe Flash cartoon is an animation service that is created with the Adobe Animate (formerly Flash Professional[1]) platform or similar animation software and often distributed in the SWF file format. The term Adobe Flash animation refers to both the file format and the medium in which the animation is produced. Adobe Flash animation has enjoyed mainstream popularity since the mid-2000s, with many Adobe Flash-animated television series, television commercials, and award-winning online shorts being produced since then.

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In the late 1990s, when bandwidth was still at 56 kbit/s for most Internet users, many Adobe Flash animation artists employed limited animation or cutout animation when creating projects intended for web distribution. This allowed artists to release shorts and interactive experiences well under 1 MB, which could stream both audio and high-end animation.

Adobe Flash is able to integrate bitmaps and other raster-based art, as well as video, though most Adobe Flash films are created using only vector-based drawings, which often result in a somewhat clean graphic appearance. Some hallmarks of poorly produced Adobe Flash animation are jerky natural movements (seen in walk-cycles and gestures), auto-tweened character movements, lip-sync without interpolation, and abrupt changes from front to profile view.

Adobe Flash animations are typically distributed by way of the World Wide Web, in which case they are often referred to as Internet cartoons, online cartoons, or web cartoons. Web Adobe Flash animations may be interactive and are often created in a series. An Adobe Flash animation is distinguished from a Webcomic, which is a comic strip distributed via the Web, rather than an animated cartoon.

History[edit]

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The first prominent use of the Adobe Flash animation format was by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi. On October 15, 1997, he launched The Goddamn George Liquor Program, the first cartoon series produced specifically for the Internet.[2] The series starred George Liquor (a fictional character rumored to have ended Kricfalusi's employment on Ren & Stimpy) and his dim-witted nephew Jimmy The Idiot Boy. Later, Kricfalusi produced more animated projects with Adobe Flash Professional including several online shorts for Icebox.com, television commercials, and a music video. Soon after that, web cartoons began appearing on the Internet with more regularity.

On February 26, 1999, in a major milestone for Adobe Flash animation, the popular web series WhirlGirl became the first regularly scheduled Adobe Flash animated web series when it premiered on the premium cable channel Showtime in an unprecedented telecast and simultaneous release on the Showtime website.[3][4] Created by David B. Williams and produced by Visionary Media, the studio he founded, WhirlGirl follows the adventures of a young super-heroine fighting for freedom in a future ruled by an all-powerful 'mediatech empire'. The series originally launched in the spring of 1997 as a web comic with limited animation and sound.[5] After gaining online syndication partners including Lycos.com and WebTV, the series first adopted Adobe Flash animation in July 1998.[6] Following her Showtime debut, the titular heroine appeared in over 50 Adobe Flash webisodes on the Showtime website[7] and starred in a million-dollar multimedia Showtime marketing campaign.[8]

About the same time, Joe Cartoon launched the interactive animation 'Frog in a Blender' to become one of the first true 'viral hits' on the Internet,[citation needed] gaining more than 90 million views since its release in 1999.

The Von Ghouls went live in November 1999, featuring the first music group with cartoon episodes online including original songs, in the vein of Saturday morning cartoons of the 1970s. A number of popular portal sites featured Adobe Flash animation during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, including Newgrounds, Icebox, MondoMedia, CampChaos, MediaTrip, Bogbeast and AtomFilms. Stan Lee, the late founder of Marvel Comics, launched an animated comics site.

The Internet also saw the proliferation of many adult-only Adobe Flash cartoon sites. Some of the shows from that period made the transition to traditional media, including Queer Duck, Gary the Rat, Happy Tree Friends, and the politically minded JibJab shorts. Occasionally, the trend has been reversed: after being canceled from both ABC and Fox, Atom Films and Flinch Studio created net-only episodes of The Critic in 2000–2001. In another instance, Adobe Flash almost made the transition to the big screen. In 2001, production began on what would have been the first Adobe Flash-animated feature film, the ill-fated Lil' Pimp, which also began life as an Internet series. As potentially controversial as its subject matter was,[citation needed] it had a relatively large budget, a number of well-known actors (including William Shatner, the late Bernie Mac, and Lil' Kim), a full crew, and a running time of nearly 80 minutes. Although Sony Pictures decided not to release the film, it was eventually released on DVD by Lionsgate.

In 2000, another major milestone occurred in the world of animation when the first broadcast-quality Adobe Flash animation aired on television. Dice Raw's music video 'Thin Line between Raw and Jiggy' appeared on the big screen at Resfest 2000, on television via BET, and the Web on sites such as Sputnik7.com, Shockwave.com, Heavy.com and was also included with the CD. Its creation became one of media history's first convergent entertainment productions.[9] Todd Wahnish, who would later go on to create Marvel Entertainment's 'All Winners Squad', pioneered the early conversion of traditional hand-drawn techniques into vector-based animation seen in the video. The video triggered a flood of Adobe Flash-based television animation.[citation needed]

Several recording companies experimented with releasing animated music videos to promote their artists' releases online, including Madonna, Beastie Boys and Tenacious D; however, none became the hit that allowed for the expansion of Flash animated music videos. Adam Sandler and Tim Burton, among others, released original Internet-only animated works, but were not able to devise successful financial models and the trend dissipated, largely as a result of a lack of viable micro-payment systems.

Several popular online series are currently produced in Adobe Flash Professional, such as the Emmy Award-winning Off-Mikes, produced by ESPN and Animax Entertainment; Gotham Girls and Lobo, produced by Warner Bros.; Crime Time, produced by Future Thought Productions and Homestar Runner produced by Mike and Matt Chapman.

Many of today's animated television series are produced using Macromedia Flash, inspired by both the comparatively low cost of production and the unique arrays of new animation styles that can be achieved through the medium, including Metalocalypse, Being Ian, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Kappa Mikey, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, Happy Tree Friends, The Buzz on Maggie, Astroblast!, Odd Job Jack, Little Einsteins, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, The Powerpuff Girls, Total Drama, the BBC Three show Monkey Dust, the Channel Four show Modern Toss, Yin Yang Yo!, Alejo & Valentina, Angry Birds Toons, Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, The Lion Guard, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic on The Hub[a] (however, this show uses a heavily modified version of Flash 8), Cinemax's Eli's Dirty Jokes, Queer Duck from Showtime, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show from Netflix, The Loud House on Nickelodeon, and Shorties Watching Shorties on Comedy Central.

Other TV shows, such as Home Movies, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and Ballmastrz: 9009 which are all broadcast on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, have switched to Adobe Flash Professional from other animation technology and on Disney XD with Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil.

Many animation film festivals have responded to the popularity of Adobe Flash animation by adding separate categories in competition for 'web cartoons' or 'Internet cartoons'. Additionally, several exclusively web-based Adobe Flash competitions have been established. It is speculated[by whom?] that only the category 'made for Internet' will survive, as competitions at animation film festivals are typically arranged in categories defined by film length and distribution channel, rather than by animation techniques or tools used to create it.

Adobe Flash Professional was renamed to Adobe Animate in 2016 to both more accurately reflect its market position then, since over a third of all content created in Animate uses HTML5, and prevent confusion between Adobe Flash Professional and Adobe Flash Player since they are completely different products. Adobe will continue to support Adobe Animate even after Flash Player's end-of-life deadline by 2020, hence all animations produced in Animate will survive Flash Player's death. The only change is that after 2020, animators will instead share their animations in either video, HTML5, or WebGL format. On June 16, 2020 as part of Adobe's 'Evolving Brand Identity', Adobe Animate unveiled a complete redesign of its logo in which for the first time in almost 20 years, the main color was changed from Red to Purple, ending any association of Flash entirely.

Distribution[edit]

While the creation of animation using Adobe Animate can be much easier and less expensive than traditional animation techniques, the amount of time, money, and skill required to produce a project using the software depends on the chosen content and style. Internet distribution is considerably easier and less expensive than television broadcasting, and websites such as Newgrounds provide free hosting. Many Adobe Flash animations are created by individual or amateur artists and many that are first distributed on the web became popular enough to be broadcast on television, particularly on such networks as MTV and G4.

Professional studios[edit]

Adobe Flash animation production is enjoying considerable popularity in major animation studios around the world, as animators take advantage of the software's ability to organize a large number of assets (such as characters, scenes, movements, and props) for later re-use. Because Adobe Animate files are in vector file format, they can be used to transfer animation to 35 mm film without any compromise in image quality. In 2003, Big Idea Entertainment used Animate (back when it was called Flash) to make Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures. This feature is used by several independent animators worldwide, including Phil Nibbelink, who saw his 77-minute feature film Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss released in theaters in 2006, and Nina Paley, who released Sita Sings the Blues in 2008. For Disneyland's 50 Magical Years film featuring Live action Steve Martin interacting with Donald Duck, the hand drawn animation of Donald Duck was cleaned up and colored in Flash. The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, a straight-to-DVD feature of the animated series Drawn Together, produced by Comedy Central and released in April 2010, discarded the series' traditional animation and used Flash animation instead.

Creating Adobe Flash animation from other software[edit]

There are a number of other software packages available that can create output in the .swf format.[10] Among these are Vyond, Toon Boom, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer, Serif DrawPlus, Toufee, Express Animator, CelAction 2D and Anime Studio. These front-ends often provide additional support for creating cartoons, especially with tools more tailored to traditionally trained animators, as well as additional rigging for characters, which can speed up character animation considerably.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Renamed Hub Network in 2013, and later Discovery Family from October 13, 2014 onward.

References[edit]

  1. ^Professional, Flash. 'Adobe Flash Professional'. adobe. adobe. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. ^Simpson 2007.
  3. ^Amid 1999.
  4. ^Dannacher 2000.
  5. ^Brandweek - 3/15/1999
  6. ^Adweek - 7/13/1998
  7. ^Broadcasting & Cable - 9/3/2000
  8. ^Animation World Network - 8/8/1999Archived April 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^'Prix Ars Electronica - 2001'.
  10. ^Carrera 2011, p. 17.

Other sources

  • Amid, Amid (February 3, 1999). ''WhirlGirl' is a new animated series on the 'net'. Animation World Network. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  • Carrera, Philip (2011). Adobe Flash Animation: Creative Storytelling for Web and TV. Jones & Barlett Learning LLC. ISBN978-0-7637-8415-7.
  • Dannacher, Lee (January 1, 2000). 'Quenching The New Millennnium's Thirst For Animated Fare'. Animation World Network. Retrieved April 15, 2016.
  • Simpson, Aaron (April 23, 2007). 'John K's Guide to Surviving the End of Television'. ColdHardFlash. Retrieved April 23, 2007.

External links[edit]

Wikibooks has more on the topic of: Flash animation
Wikiversity has learning resources about Adobe Flash
  • Flash animation at Curlie
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2020 brings the end of Flash support across all platforms. For those looking to savor their legacy content and make sure it remains accessible, we’ve rounded up some useful tools to convert Flash to HTML5.

Back in 2017 Adobe officially announced that 2020 will be the last year of their support for the Adobe Flash Player plugin. This marks the demise of Flash-based content. So if you have content still running on Flash, you’ll have to make the transition to HTML5 for it to remain available for users on the web.

Read on to find the latest details on Flash’s end of life along with the tools required for Flash to HTML5 conversion.

Is it really the end of Flash?

Adobe Flash has been slowly pushed to the edge of the cliff for the last 10 years and now it’s finally time to say goodbye. Modern web technologies with cross-platform support and open-source code are taking over.

The interactive multimedia platform’s decline started when Apple rejected Flash back in 2007, refusing to use it for the iPhone’s operating system. Steve Jobs wisely anticipated the foundational change in the multimedia dimension and decided not to use it for Apple’s devices.

It took another critical hit when Youtube also switched from Flash to HTML5 in 2015 to accommodate mobile devices. Youtube users were growing irritated from constantly having to install updates for the Flash Player plugin. Youtube owners were frustrated with how they had to provide different versions of the video portal for mobile and desktop, so they also decided to switch to HTML5.

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Following the lead, Google Chrome and other browsers made the switch to HTML5 that same year, which put the last nail in the coffin. After 2015 browsers started blocking Flash content from playing by default. Users had to manually enable it for every page. The main concern was that Flash ran in the background of the browser, causing serious issues in performance, stability, and security.

Facebook and other social media giants which are now platforms for casual games also went with HTML5 technologies.The era when Flash was known for its engaging, interactive, at times very bizarre games is now long in the past.

When is Flash shutting down?

December 31, 2020 was the last time a banner would ask us to turn on Flash to display some content. The plugin is to be removed completely from all browsers via Windows update. As for Macs, Apple has never been a huge supporter of Adobe Flash, so expect them to do the same.

This information is highly critical for companies that still use Flash-based ads. Same as for other Flash-based content in Chrome (and Chromium-based browsers), Flash-based Google and Bing advertisements required a click to be activated and weren’t available at all for mobile internet users. This class of content is now permanently blocked beyond the deadline, starting January 2021.

For those who relied on Flash content these few years after Adobe announced its retirement date – there’s no more room for hesitating. It’s time to make the transition to HTML5.

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Why is Flash going away after 2020?

Adobe Flash is going away because such open web standards as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have developed and are now taking center stage. They allow the same functionality, before only available through the plugin, to be integrated directly into the browser.

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A multitude of issues has plagued Flash for years. The main concern has always been lack of security as Adobe struggled to keep up with zero-day vulnerabilities being revealed every other month. Another downside of the player is that it was very heavy. At times Flash applications would drive CPU usage to 100% which would make users go crazy. Browser tabs with Flash content were always running in the background and viciously preying on systems resources, undermining the performance of currently active apps.

Despite the developed codebase and toolkit that was Flash’s ActionScript language, because of these and other usability issues, content makers and leading digital platforms were straying away from the once popular multimedia project. That is a bit sad, as ActionScript was a promising technology and far outweighed the capabilities of JavaScript-based frameworks and libraries in terms of multimedia. Developers had to write a big portion of code in JavaScript to extend the basic functionality to fit the requirements of a real project. Anyhow, Adobe failed to create a fundamental approach to close out the inefficiencies, so here we are now waving Flash goodbye.

Steve Jobs summarized the downsides of Flash pretty well back in April 2010:

  • Flash is not an open-source platform which sets barriers for developers and thus seriously impedes development and application of security patches to address faults and vulnerabilities.
  • Modern video formats, such as the H.264 no longer need to be coated with an overlay. It can easily be distributed across desktop and mobile devices via HTML5 native video and audio with its convenient Canvas model, thus rendering it the best choice for new content developers.
  • Adobe Flash is inherently unsafe and practically unstable, its security has been the main concern since its inception.
  • The Flash standard has been designed for and remains centered on desktop devices. Whereas, the contemporary tech horizon is ruled by touch-based mobile devices that rely on lower power consumption with hardware-level decoding and open web standards.

Keeping all these shortcomings in mind, a vast majority of current content creators have wisely made the switch to developing multimedia and interactive web services based on the rich HTML5 platform. If your online products still have any kind of Adobe Flash dependencies, we highly recommend a timely Flash to HTML5 conversion.

Wondering how to play Flash games in 2021 and beyond?

Flash game players and particularly the fans will be taking the hardest blow. There are no automated tools for Flash to HTML5 conversion for this type of content out there. An average game project contains multiple .fla files that rely upon several Actionscript libraries as well as external classes compiled at runtime, coupled with source code .as2 or .as3 files depending on when the game was made (the Actionscript version). To put it simply, there is no magic conversion tool available to seamlessly turn all this into HTML and JS files without any loss.

The only solution to this problem is to recode the game using HTML5 web technologies and this redevelopment process is definitely not cheap. Keeping this in mind, we should expect only the major Flash game titles having large communities of players to make this transition. Otherwise, if you still would like to enjoy the good old flash-based games you used to play, refer to the Flashpoint project. These guys have worked hard to save over 49,000 games and more than 3,600 Flash animations through their web game preservation project.

HTML5 as the new web standard for multimedia content

Still wondering what will replace Flash? HTML5 and related technologies have been stepping on its heels for quite a while and now they are ready to take the throne. The latest version of HTML excels at adaptive content rendering – an area which was previously a serious setback. It also works smoothly for building mobile-ready applications, providing rich APIs whereas Flash was always struggling to accommodate mobile devices.

HTML5 is the latest development of the open web standards that allows creating more powerful and diverse websites with sophisticated multimedia and 2D/3D presentation technology built right in to allow immersive content viewing. With the help of native <video> and <audio> components, along with excessive JavasScript API to control interactive graphics, developers can embed first-class audio, video, and effects without the need to rely on third-party plugins such as Adobe Flash player.

The creation of 2D and 3D graphics has become much easier with HTML5 Canvas which is powered by WebGL technology and SVG format for vector graphics. WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a JavaScript API that lets you take advantage of the device’s hardware graphics acceleration to provide high-performance 3D content rendering. It conforms with the widely accepted OpenGL standards to provide cross-platform compatibility.

SVG allows you to describe two-dimensional vector graphics which can be easily scaled without distortions to fit any screen size. It is also designed to be fully compatible with JavaScript, XML, DOM, CSS and other web tools. Having markup-language structure, SVG images can be easily localized to any language by just programmatically updating the text within. You won’t even need a graphics editor for that matter.

HTML5 also presents intuitive and simple tools for creating subtitles and chapters in audio and video content, as well as Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology for controlling videoconferencing.

These simple open-source tools create a boundless environment for developers to build web products that can be used across all modern platforms, including touch-based devices.

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So let’s wave Adobe Flash goodbye and get ready for Flash to HTML5 conversion.

Create your action plan for Flash to HTML5 conversion

Decided you want to keep your amazing Flash content? Don’t know where to begin with the transition to HTML5? There’s a few things you should consider to prepare yourself for Flash conversion.

The amount of work to be done really depends on your project’s size, how much multimedia content it contains, its interactive features, their complexity, and how strongly Adobe Flash is involved. Another issue is the integrity of content itself. Does it stand the test of time? Most projects created just a few years ago will look outdated and probably require some refurbishment. Let alone, they might need a complete makeover or reproduction from scratch. A simple conversion won’t do in this situation.

You need to break down the project and evaluate the content you are dealing with. Some Flash features may not be possible to recreate with native web technologies. Some might not even be worth recreating in the first place.

If it’s just animation, video, or audio content, the conversion process is rather smooth. All we need to do is convert the specific layers and project’s assets from one document type to another. It’s much more challenging if you have an interactive game or other type of application. This means you will have to deal with converting actual ActionScript code.

First thing you would want to do is create an action plan for conversion. We propose the following steps to make your transition to modern web standards as smooth as possible:

  • Locate and document your source files, check if anything is missing.
  • Determine which graphic and animation assets can be reused.
  • Create a cross-reference list and guide to follow during conversion.
  • Determine the amount of ActionScript code and work-hours needed for recoding.
  • Define a set of standard rules and requirements for all developers to follow.
  • Acquire the proper tools and get started with Flash to HTML5 conversion.

Tools to convert Flash to HTML5 in 2021

The internet contains some information about the tools for converting Adobe Flash to HTML5, however, most of it is out-of-date. Some of the tools have been either discontinued or are no longer supported by their developers. For instance, Swiffy was a Flash to HTML5 converter introduced by Google back when Flash was being widely rejected after 2014. Google Swiffy was shut down in 2016 and is no longer available. To address this issue we’ve compiled an updated list of tools that you can conveniently use for Flash to HTML5 conversion.

The Flash to HTML5 conversion tools you need

There are two ways to approach Flash to HTML5 conversion depending on what types of files you have at your disposal. If you have the source .fla and .as3 files, the process will be way easier with Google’s Web designer and Adobe’s Animate CC. If you don’t have the source files but have the actual SWF? Not to worry, there are also some automated tools provided as part of the Haxe and CreateJS JavaScript libraries to convert SWF to HTML5.

See our list below for details about the available tools:

  • Adobe Animate CC is the latest incarnation of the Flash Professional editor (and has been rebranded to differential itself as an animation tool without any Flash dependencies). It’s still essentially the same program though and such can still load original .fla files created with other versions of Flash Professional.

The big addition to Adobe Animate is that it now supports HTML5 targets and this offers a migration path for older Flash applications and games created in Flash Professional. Although Adobe Animate does an excellent job of converting old timeline animations, there is no automatic translation path for legacy AS3 code. As such, any AS3 code in older .fla projects will be commented out and needs to be manually ported to Javascript. Another drawback of Adobe Animate is that converted timeline animations tend to be much larger than the original .swf outputs.

  • Google Web Designer. Google recommends this free web editor for Flash to HTML5 conversion. It is a good choice if you don’t want to pay the price of Adobe’s subscription. However, you will have to pay an intrinsic price in terms of conversion quality as users report that complex Flash projects may have conversion issues.
  • OpenFL is an open-source implementation of the Flash API written in the Haxe programming language. Haxe was originally created in 2006 as an open-source successor to ActionScript 2 and has the ability to compile itself to multiple targets including Javascript, C++, Java, and Python. OpenFL was created in 2013 and designed as a cross-platform implementation of the Flash API. Haxe, combined with OpenFL, allows a developer to target web (html5), PC, Mac, Android, iOS, and even game consoles like the Nintendo Switch.

Many companies have ported their AS3/Flash web-sites to Haxe/OpenFL, for example:

How an application/game is ported from AS3/Flash to Haxe/OpenFL?

The OpenFL API was meant to fully mirror the Flash API. In a complex application or game, it’s a huge advantage as you can have literally 1000’s of API calls that don’t have to be implemented.

AS3 code (similar to Haxe) needs to be ported to Haxe. A tool commonly used is ash3x. Although as3hx automagically converts AS3 to Haxe, it isn’t perfect (and was never meant to be). It gets you about 70% there and a programmer has to finish it off from there.

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  • Zoë tool from CreateJS. This tool is part of a JavaScript library package that is altogether supported by Adobe, Microsoft, and Mozilla. Zoë is a stand-alone tool for converting .swf animations to sprite sheets that can be used in HTML5 Canvas. This tool works great as it auto-detects your asset dimensions, maintains the same frame labels, and it supports nested graphics.

The animation editor tools are pretty straightforward and offer a lot of tutorial guides. Working with Haxe and JavaScript libraries, on the other hand, can be pretty tricky. You may need to ask a qualified web developer for assistance in using these tools if you are not that much into the technical stuff.

Conclusion

Modern web standards have surpassed Flash in their capabilities and offer a much more seamless experience, without security concerns and performance issues. Developers can now also benefit from an easier way of crafting interactive 2D and 3D graphics, and provide the same great experience to mobile users. The powerful APIs of modern JavaScript frameworks allow them to harness capabilities of user devices to the full extent.

Despite the long-awaited demise of Adobe Flash in 2021, some content owners might still not have made the much-needed transition from Flash to HTML5. This means their users will lose access to their interactive games, video, and audio content. Deciding to remodel your animated content using modern web technologies is not an easy step, but it’s definitely achievable with the help of a team of qualified experts in web development.

We hope this guide and list of conversion tools proves useful to content makers and sets them on the right path. After all, it is the need of the hour to ensure a swift and successful transition to the new web standards.

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