User Guide > Import > Vector Image > FLA > Installing the Export Option

Installing the Export to Harmony Option

The extension is required in order for Flash to export files to Harmony. The extension is called Export to Harmony.zxp and is located here:

OS Edition Location
Windows Premium C:\Program Files (x86)\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Harmony [version] Premium\resources\flash
Advanced C:\Program Files (x86)\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Harmony [version] Advanced\resources\flash
Essentials C:\Program Files (x86)\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Harmony [version] Essentials\resources\flash
macOS Premium Applications > Toon Boom Harmony [version] Premium > tba > resources > flash
Advanced Applications > Toon Boom Harmony [version] Advanced > tba > resources > flash
Essentials Applications > Toon Boom Harmony [version] Essentials > tba > resources > flash
NOTE: Before installing the extension, you must remove all Harmony offline and database preferences.

How to install an extension on Windows with Adobe Animate CC version 2015 and higher

Adobe has stopped maintaining and updating their Extension Manager CC, therefore, it has become difficult to install extensions. In order to link an extension from Animate CC, do the following:

  1. Ensure the following software is installed:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/creative-cloud

  • Animate CC and Mobile Device Packaging
  • Extension Manager CC
  1. Download the ExManCmd from Adobe’s website.

http://www.adobeexchange.com/ExManCmd_win.zip

  1. Unzip the ExManCmd_win file.
  2. Put the ExManCmd_win folder in a safe place.
NOTE: The ExManCmd_win folder must not be deleted; this folder is necessary for installing or updating .zxp files.
  1. Download the .zxp file from our website.
  2. Drag and drop the .zxp file directly into the ExManCmd_win folder.
  3. In the ExManCmd_win folder, hold Shift and right-click to select Open command window here.
  4. Enter the following command: ExManCmd.exe /install <filename.zxp>.
  5. Click Enter.

If no error message displays, the extension has been installed on your computer and recognized by the Extension Manager CC.

 

  1. Open Animate CC.
  2. Access Top Menu > Commands.

If the Export to Harmony option appears in the Top Menu > Commands list, your installation was successful.

 

NOTE: If you have a region language other than English (US) installed on your computer, or if you have more than one language installed on your computer, Animate CC may not be able detect in which language folder the extension has been installed. If this occurs, you will not be able to see the Export to Harmony menu option in Top Menu > Commands list. To correct this, proceed to How to ensure Adobe detects extension files installed on your computer.

How to ensure Adobe detects extension files installed on your computer

  1. Browse to:

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Adobe\Animate <VersionNumber>

 

If Adobe detects more than one language on your computer, you will see multiple language folders in the path.

 

For example:

 

 

  1. Look inside each folder to detect the main language used by Adobe on your computer. To do so, compare the contents of both folders.

For example, inside the en_Ca\Configuration:

 

 

For example, inside the en_US\Configuration:

 

 

The main folder is the one with more files. In this case, Adobe is using English (US) as the main language. The folder en_CA only contains what was installed with the extension installation: commands, Javascript and WindowSWF.

  1. Copy and paste the contents of the commands folder within the sub-language folder, to the commands folder within the main language folder .

  1. Copy and paste the contents of the Javascript folder within the sub-language folder, to the Javascript folder within the main language folder.

  1. Copy and paste the contents of the WindowSWF folder within the sub-language folder, to the WindowSWF folder within the main language folder.

How to install an extension on macOS with Adobe Animate CC version 2015 and higher

Adobe has stopped maintaining and updating their Extension Manager CC, therefore, it has become difficult to install extensions. In order to link an extension from Animate CC, do the following:

  1. Ensure the following software is installed:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/creative-cloud

  • Animate CC and Mobile Device Packaging
  • Extension Manager CC
  1. Download the ExManCmd from Adobe’s website.

http://www.adobeexchange.com/ExManCmd_mac.zip

  1. Unzip the ExManCmd_mac file.
  2. Put the ExManCmd_mac folder in a safe place.
NOTE: The ExManCmd_mac folder must not be deleted; this folder is necessary for installing or updating .zxp files.
  1. Download the .zxp file from our website.
  2. Drag and drop the .zxp file directly into the ExManCmd_mac folder.
  3. In Terminal, go to the ExMan root folder.

For example, if you have put the ExManCmd_mac folder into the Documents folder:

 

cd Documents/ExManCmd_mac/

  1. Enter the following command:

./Contents/MacOS/ExManCmd --install <filename.zxp>

  1. Click Enter.

If no error message displays, the extension has been installed on your computer and recognized by the Extension Manager CC.

 

  1. Open Animate CC.

  2. Access Top Menu > Commands.

If the Export to Harmony option appears in the Top Menu > Commands list, your installation was successful.