dawnsears.com - Hello all! I'm very new to Adobe Animate but quite familiar with their other products (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop). I'm creating an animation just for fun and need to make a change to one of the vector graphics files outside of Animate (using Illustrator). In After Effects, you can use the "Reload Footage" command and AE will reload the source graphics, including the most recent changes, reflect the changes, and update the rendering in your AE project. Is there a similar feature in Animate? I think so but I can't find anything anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
With bitmaps, you have an option in their properties to update from whatever file you originally uploaded from. I wouldn't be surprised if this option doesn't exist for Illustrator files since there is no native bitmap to update, only vector data that has been translated into native Animate data structures.
Peace! I know this reply is very late, but I came here to ask the same. The solution was to edit my file in Illustrator and then import it back into Animate. Next, Animate asks if you want to replace the current file. If you do, everything works normally, only with the updated file.