Flash 8 Shipping

I’ve been on vacation for the last week, so this news isn’t exactly fresh, but it’s worth noting: Flash Professional 8 is officially shipping. Last week, Macromedia launched both Studio 8 and the newest iteration of Flash, which is retailing for $699. You can also download a free 30-day trial. There have already been plenty of articles written about the new features, and it looks like the animation community will surely benefit from this release. Once you’ve had a chance to get your hands on this version, please comment below with your thoughts.

20 Comments

  1. Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you!

    I have a HERBALIFE site. It pretty much covers HERBALIFE related stuff.

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  2. johnny utah September 19, 2005

    As previously working on a flash animated show I still have alot of issues with this version of flash. A few things were changed for the worse in mx 2004 and they apparently left them the same in 8. Not to mention flash 8 for the mac still seems slow as crap.
    God I was hoping to move off MX.

    Nice site by the way. :)

  3. Gene Fowler September 20, 2005

    HI Aaron,

    You can see my review on flash 8 here
    http://fatkatanimation.blogspot.com

    And yet another that’s triggered a very informative discussion here.
    http://www.sketchbooksessions.com
    (under the animation forum)

  4. Larry Rains September 20, 2005

    I would have to disagree guys. I think Flash 8 is a major step in the right direction for Broadcast and web animation. It’s well worth every dime for this major upgrade.

    VectorCowboy
    http://www.larryrains.com

  5. johnny utah September 20, 2005

    yeah that fatcat review was right on. What use are the movie clip effects if you can only use them on movie clips!

    I too had really high hopes for this based on what I’ve read from the developers. It turns out they only care about multimedia people after all.

    A also agree with the sentiment that flash animation has barely progressed after version 4 – if not gotten harder. 5 was a step backwards and I’ve learned to deal with MX. God dammit this is all so irritating.

  6. I think the guy was right who said that eightball is upgraded with mostly just interface designers in mind..

    I think animators.. character animators..need to chime in to macrodobe..
    This is ONE thing that would same me LOTS of time when animating.. It is a SMART LIBRARY.. which would let you search for , and display only the symbols and clips you need for the part of the animation you are working on.
    the blog wont let me show an imagesource html so, see the link: http://illoboy.com/flashsmartlibrary.jpg

    img src=”http://illoboy.com/flashsmartlibrary.jpg” width=”330″ height=”772″

    -Jackm: illoboy

    “make levee not war!”

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  8. erdinç August 8, 2007

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  9. evdenevenakliyat August 8, 2007

    And yet another that’s triggered a very informative discussion here

  10. evden eve nakliyat August 8, 2007

    Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you!
    what !!

  11. evden eve nakliyat August 8, 2007

    I would have to disagree guys. I think Flash 8 is a major step in the right direction for Broadcast and web animation. It’s well worth every dime for this major upgrade.

  12. evden eve nakliyat August 8, 2007

    I too had really high hopes for this based on what I’ve read from the developers. It turns out they only care about multimedia people after all.

  13. nakliyat August 12, 2007

    Nice blog indeed :)

  14. iddaatahminleri September 22, 2007

    iddaa

  15. Resimler January 24, 2008

    thanx

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