Right now, most often hear about Adobe’s decision to avoid Flash, a minimum of in name. Listed here are my ideas, because they connect with computer 3d animator and designers, the 2nd class people from the Flash world.
A couple of days ago my sister’s cat was hit with a vehicle, smashing the cat’s left hip. There have been three options:
possess the cat offer sleep
spend $3-$4000 to help keep her alive
do nothing at all.
Relax, my sister is $3,000 the lesser, and also the cat is well. Obviously, the worst choice could have been the 3rd: do nothing at all, and allow the animal suffer.
So far as artists are worried, the insurance policy of “do nothing” continues to be the status of each and every Flash update since CS3, itself nothing more than an area of Macromedia Flash v8 (the ultimate Macromedia version, launched in 2005).
99% from the programming team’s focus continues to be on upgrading the actionscript/ programming side, departing artists and computer animators to scrounge 3rd party extensions to frankenstein extra functionality. The very best extensions though, couldn’t modify core facets of this program, like the mummified brush and pencil tools, the cool shape tweening, the possible lack of z-depth, etc. When additional features happen to be put into Flash, like the three dimensional rotate tool, or new motion tween, they’ve been half-baked and weak. These functions produced the illusion of development where little or none been around.
I started using Flash in 1999, but still use Macromedia Flash v8 (2005) some computer animators I understand stick to Flash CS3 (2007). For designers and computer animators there’s been little need to upgrade. Later versions also included bloat, growing reduced and buggier with every version.
Partially because of this stagnation, the word ‘Flashy’ has turned into a pejorative. ‘Flash Animator’ is frequently synomymous with ‘hackwork’, and computer 3d animator who operate in Flash are routinely compensated under a CG animator, no matter their relative merits as computer animators. This, regardless of the truth that many Flash moments could be mind-bendingly complex.
/ shameless self promotion /