Finally it’s here. Adobe Creative Suite 4.
I’ve been waiting this for about.. 2 months eversince the Adobe Masters Tour. That day, I saw the masters demonstrate using CS4. Why I said CS4, because of the different interface but they just did’t tell the audience. Well they can’t, maybe afraid there will be mobs alive rushing to steal their laptops that was preloaded with CS4 that time :p .
So snap back to present time, I watched Adobe Launching Broadcast that started with their CEO, and then, their Sales person who go all around america giving the empty boxes of CS4. Then, the broadcast move on to the software demo.
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During the demos, i saw many stunning features and functions. And since there was so many features across all the softwares, After Effects, Photoshop, Flash etc, I decided to wrote Flash CS4 features.
This time, they reinvent the Motion Tween. Now it is Object-Based Animation. Just drag the object and it will create the keyframe automatic. What’s more, with the Motion Editor, you can edit more properties such as Rotation, Skewing, Scale and Filters just like editing animation in After Effects. Sounds nice for animators. just imagine before this you have only graph editor with the drop-down menu to select the properties. Now, it will become more easier and will really help the animators. Don’t worry oldies, there still Classic tweening option upon clicking right click on the timeline panel.
Next,now they have 3D transformation. something that really wow’s me. Hope after this, I don’t have to export the flash and play with the After Effects camera. Well I hope-la. I still hope for Camera Controls in Flash anyway.
Next, the long featured function but now it has been created. IK Handler. IK stands for Inverse Kinematics. I wrote about this previously. Now, this feature is official. With this feature, animating will be a lot more easier for anything that have joints like legs, hands, fingers, or even, cranes. Remember that now the animation is ‘Object Based’, so you just need to animate it on the stage.
and there’s a lot more of features, you may want to refer to this website.
- Adobe’s website.
- GraphicMania Long list of features.
- David Stiller Video tutorials on Flash CS4
This is just Flash. Adobe still has a lot more of stunning features across their whole range of software. Throughout the Launching Broadcast, Photoshop also have killer features. The estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 4 in Malaysia is
- Design Premium = RM 7379
- Web Premium = RM 6969
- Production Premium = RM 6969
- Master Collection = RM10239
Since we already owned Master Collection CS3 for Windows ,thanks to Anne from Inter-Asia Communications and Adobe Singapore, I’m planning to upgrade it to CS4 and bought Master Collection for Mac. I have to double up my job now to bought it.
Now, there will be a lot of tutorial will spawn across the net. Google-up guys.
//thanks to Anne from Inter-Asia Communications for this really-really-really good news ^_^