Animate Logo

Customize and automate Animate

Adobe Animate offers a JavaScript API (JSAPI) to script actions in the Animate UI, and the Custom Platform Support Development Kit (CPSDK) to extend the power of Animate to new platforms. Provide custom tools to supercharge your creative process, automate workflows, and more. Build scripts and plug-ins and package them for distribution as extensions. Discover the potential for enhancing and extending the capabilities of Adobe Animate.

Creative Cloud banner

Image of a walk cycle

Extend Animate to new platforms

Custom Platform Support can be added to Animate by implementing a plugin using a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that are provided as part of the Custom Platform Support Development Kit. The Custom Platform Support Development Kit includes a set of header files, sample plugins, and project files that can be used to build a plugin for Animate.

Image of a walk cycle

Automate animation processes and create powerful animation tools

The JavaScript API exposes Animate to your control. Create custom animation tools, animation data management, implement complex motion controls, organize animation assets, control output settings, automate export to multiple formats and more.

Footage Import Icon

Work with multiple output formats

Build automations that export Animate projects to HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, SVG, Flash, and more.

Scripting Icon

Use JavaScript, C++, or both

Write scripts in JavaScript to automate Animate functions or add capabilities. Create C++ libraries that you can call from your JavaScript scripts.

Toolset Icon

Export to Unity

Import animations orchestrated in Animate to Unity using the new Texture Atlas export.

CC banner

Get the latest news for Creative Cloud Developers

With the Creative Cloud Developer Newsletter and the Adobe Tech Blog, we offer regular content for anyone who creates plugins and integrations for the Creative Cloud family of products and services. Get updates in your inbox, in your RSS reader, or both!

  • Privacy
  • Terms of Use
  • Do not sell my personal information
  • AdChoices
Copyright © 2022 Adobe. All rights reserved.