Installing the Export to Harmony Extension for Adobe Flash / Animate

To be able to import your rig into Harmony, you must first export it to an intermediary format from Adobe Flash / Animate. To be able to do this, you must install the Export to Harmony extension for Adobe Flash / Animate. This extension is packaged with Harmony inside the archive, which can be found at the following location:

  • On Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Toon Boom Animation\Toon Boom Harmony 15.0 Premium\resources\flash
  • On macOS: /Applications/Toon Boom Harmony 15.0 Premium/tba/resources/flash

Since Adobe’s extension system underwent significant changes in 2016, The way to install the extension depends on your version of Adobe Flash / Animate:

  • If you have any version of Adobe Flash from Adobe Flash CS5 to Abode Flash Professional CC 2015, you can use the Adobe Extension Manager application that is bundled with your Adobe software, and which is easy to use.
  • If you are using Adobe Animate CC 2015.1 or later, you must use the command line utility ExManCmd provided by Adobe to install legacy extensions on recent versions of Adobe software.

If you already have the extension installed for an older version of Adobe Flash / Animate, and you just upgraded to a new version, you must uninstall the extension then reinstall it in order to be able to use it in the new version of Adobe Flash / Animate.

Likewise, if you install Adobe Flash / Animate in a different language, the extension will not work in that language until you uninstall and reinstall it.

This is due to two limitations of the Adobe extension system:

  • Adobe extensions are always installed on a per-version and per-language basis, and the Adobe Extension Manager only installs extensions for versions and languages of Adobe software that are currently installed on your system.
  • The Adobe Extension Manager does not allow reinstalling an installed extension without removing it first, hence the need to uninstall it prior.

If you were using Adobe Flash Professional CC 2015 or earlier before, and are now upgrading to Adobe Animate CC 2015.1 or later, you will have to uninstall the extension using the Adobe Extension Manager, then install the extension using the ExManCmd command line utility.

Installing the Export to Harmony Extension on Adobe Flash Professional CC 2015 and Earlier

Installing the Export to Harmony Extension on Adobe Animate CC 2015.1 or Later