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Adobe Wallaby

Adobe Wallaby
Adobe Wallaby
Developer(s) Adobe Systems
Stable release 1.0 / May 30,2012
Operating system Mac OS X and Windows

Adobe Wallaby is an application that turns FLA files into HTML5. On March 8, 2011, Adobe Systems released the first version of an experimental Flash (FLA files) to HTML5 converter, code named Wallaby.[1] It has been quickly superseded by various other Adobe tools.

Contents

  • Support 1
  • System Requirements 2
  • Similar Tools 3
  • References 4

Support

Adobe Wallaby supports almost half of all the functions in Adobe Flash, such as, Gradients, Buttons, and Scenes. However, there are also some functions that it does not support, for example, ActionScript 1-3, and 3D transforms.[2]

System Requirements

Macintosh

  • Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6 or later
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 75MB of available hard-disk space

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 processor or later
  • Windows® XP SP 3 or Windows® 7 (32 or 64 bit running in 32-bit mode)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
  • 40MB of available hard-disk space
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package

Source: Adobe Wallaby on Adobe Labs[3]

Similar Tools

  • Google Swiffy - A web-based tool developed by Google that converts SWF files into HTML5, using SVG for graphics and JavaScript for animation
  • Mozilla Shumway, a Flash virtual machine written in JavaScript.
  • CreateJS is library that while available separately was also adopted by Adobe as a replacement for Wallaby in CS6. Unlike Wallaby, which was a standalone program, the "Toolkit for CreateJS" only works as a plug-in inside Flash Professional; it generates output for the HTML5 canvas, animated with JavaScript.[4][5] Around December 2013, the toolkit was integrated directly into Flash Professional CC.[6][7]
  • Adobe Edge Animate was designed to produce HTML5 animations directly.[8]

References

  1. ^ http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/221578/adobe_launches_flashtohtml5_conversion_tool.html PC World article on the announcement
  2. ^ Adobe Wallaby Documentation - Features and Support
  3. ^ Adobe Wallaby at Adobe Labs
  4. ^ http://data.fen-om.com/siggraph/sd/tutorials/html_css_animation/html_css_animation.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.adobe.com/content/dam/Adobe/en/products/flash/pdfs/html_extension_faq_ue.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.raymondcamden.com/2013/12/3/Flash-Professional-CC-adds-HTML5-Canvas-Support
  7. ^ http://www.adobe.com/inspire/2014/02/flash-html5-canvas.html
  8. ^ RJ Owen; Luke Stevens (2013). The Truth About HTML5. Apress. p. 83.  
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