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Animate Fundamentals: An Introduction to Animate

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

Adobe Animate provides a comprehensive authoring environment for creating interactive and media-rich applications. Animate is widely used to create engaging projects integrating video, sound, graphics, and animation. You can create original content in Animate or import assets from other Adobe applications such as Photoshop or Illustrator. Animate lets you easily design animation add video and sound, then use a language to integrate sophisticated interactivity.
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Who Should Attend?

Video, animation, and graphics professionals who need a working knowledge of Adobe Animate.


Upcoming Course Dates

Animate Fundamentals: An Introduction to Animate | Starts on 06/12/2023


Animate Fundamentals: An Introduction to Animate | Starts on 09/07/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: Getting Acquainted with Animate

  • Starting Adobe Animate
  • Opening files
  • Understanding document types
  • Creating new documents
  • Using and Creating Workspaces
  • Working with the Library panel
  • Understanding the Timeline panel
  • Using the Properties panel
  • Selecting Tools
  • Adding Layer Effects
  • Undoing steps in Animate
  • Previewing Projects
  • Modifying Content and the Stage
  • Exporting and Saving Movies

Lesson 2: Creating Graphics and Text

  • Applying and Editing Strokes and Fills
  • Creating  and editing shapes
  • Making selections
  • Using variable-width strokes
  • Organizing Drawings
  • Creating Curves
  • Using Brushes
  • Applying Gradient Fills
  • Using Transparency
  • Symbol Basics
  • Creating symbols
  • Managing Symbol Instances
  • Applying filters
  • Creating and Editing Text
  • Aligning and Distributing Objects
  • Sharing Projects
  • Collaborating with the Assets Panel

Lesson 3: Animating Symbols with Motion Tweens

  • Animation Basics
  • Animating Position
  • Changing the speed and timing
  • Animating Transparency
  • Animating Filters
  • Animating Transformations
  • Editing multiple frames
  • Changing and editing motion paths
  • Swapping tween targets
  • Creating nested animations
  • Easing
  • Frame-by-frame animation
  • Animating 3D motion
  • Exporting movies

Lesson 4: Advanced Motion Tweening

  • About the Motion Editor
  • Adding Motion Tweens
  • Editing Property Curves
  • Motion Editor Viewing Options
  • Copying and Pasting Curves
  • Adding Complex Eases

Lesson 5: Layer Parenting and Classic Tweens

  • Layer Parenting
  • Using Classic Tweens
  • Lip-Syncing Dialogue and Graphic Symbols

Lesson 6: Puppet Warping

  • Puppet Warping Basics
  • Using the Asset Warp Tool
  • Editing Rigs
  • Animating Rigs
  • Rigs with Branching Joints
  • Warp Options
  • Propagating Rig Edits
  • Using and Creating Single Joints

Lesson 7: Inverse Kinematics with Bones

  • Character Animation with Inverse Kinematics 
  • Creating Repeating Motion
  • Disabling and Constraining Joints
  • Adding Poses
  • Inverse Kinematics with Shapes
  • Simulating Physics with Springiness 
  • Tweening Automatic Rotation
  • Rig Mapping

Lesson 8: Animating the Camera

  • Using the Camera
  • Animating Camera Moves
  • Attaching Layers to the Camera

Lesson 9: Animating Shaping and Using Masks

  • Animating Shapes
  • Creating Shape Tweens
  • Changing Timing
  • Adding Additional Shape Tweens
  • Creating Looping Animations
  • Using Shape Hints
  • Onion Skinning 
  • Animating Color
  • Masked Layers 
  • Creating and Using Masks
  • Animating Masks
  • Easing Shape Tweens

Lesson 10: Creating Interactive Navigation

  • Interactive Movie Basics
  • ActionScript vs. JavaScript 
  • Creating Buttons
  • Setting Up a Timeline 
  • Creating Destination Keyframes
  • Navigating the Actions Pane
  • Adding JavaScript Interactivity 
  • Using the Actions Panel Wizard
  • Creating Navigation Buttons
  • Playing Animations at Destinations 
  • Animated Button Creation

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