Adobe gave a sneak peak of an upcoming Web animation product, called LiveMotion, during a keynote speech at Seybold Seminars in Boston this week.
The software has an interface similar to the company’s ImageStyler Web graphics tool, with an animation-timeline feature borrowed from Adobe’s After Effects.
A key feature for LiveMotion is its support for the Macromedia Flash file format. The software exports JPEGs, Animated GIFs, SVG animations, and Flash files.
LiveMotion features support for Photoshop files. During the keynote, Adobe demonstrated this by dropping a Photoshop file onto the LiveMotion canvas. With the Explode Layers command, the layers in the Photoshop file can be broken up into a corresponding number of objects, which can then be treated like any LiveMotion object.
The company has not announced a shipping schedule or pricing for LiveMotion.