Edge is being released as a preview which means that it’s not feature complete. It’s a very early release. The goal of doing this is to allow you in the community to try it out and let us know what you think, so that you can play an active role in its development.
To get you started, I recorded a video that goes over how to draw and animate in Edge. Check it out on Adobe TV.
Finally, we’ve posted some resources that you can find here, including sample files. This page also includes a few of the things created by members of our Customer Advisory Board, which is a group that got very early access to Edge builds, gave us feedback and used the product to create some cool stuff. Here is a list of the first 4 examples we posted.
The first one was done by Dave Nibley at Rain and when he showed it to us and told us that it was his first animation with Edge, we were blown away! Check it out here. I love the use of shadows. Be sure to check it out on your iPhone. It looks great!
Dave did a second one that we all liked even better that reminds me of Pixar. Check it out here. At the HTML5 Camp that we did in San Francisco last Friday, Dave was there and came up during my Edge session to show some of the techniques he used to build it.
Here’s a fun one by Sarah Hunt. Sarah has done lots of great stuff with Edge and has given us lots of very valuable feedback.
Check out Sarah’s roller coaster here. One of the things that is interesting that you should check out when you load this file in Edge is how Sarah made the roller coaster cars look like they were going around the turns. Very clever and it looks great!
You can download these and other project files in source form from the Adobe Edge resource page on Labs.
So please, download Edge and the sample, check out the getting started videos and have fun. If do something cool, let me know! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what you create with Edge!