Adobe Animate Basics

Web Design
Course Aim
At the end of this course, students will be able to design interactive animations using Adobe Animate.
Of Interest To
Those interested in pursuing a career in graphic design, Web design, or Animate animation.
Method of Delivery
Online Learning supported by qualified College Facilitators or Online Instructors.

Course Introduction

In this course, students explore how to use Adobe Animate, the industry-standard vector-based tool that can create everything from simple animations to entire Web sites and even sleek video interfaces. Students develop a deep understanding of basic drawing and animating tools in Animate, mastering such critical elements as layers, symbols, and tweens. Students build interactivity into their own designs using advanced animation techniques, 3D rotation, navigation buttons, video, and even basic ActionScript. This course will challenge students to create exciting projects including social game art, an animated advertisement, an animated character, a video gallery, and more.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Notes

A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

  • Lesson 1:

Creating graphics; What is Animate?; Your First Animate File; Drawing in Animate; Other Basic Tips and Techniques; Thinking Ahead: Animate for Mobile Devices

  • Lesson 2:

Animation with Motion Tweening; Understanding Animation; Creating a Motion Tween; Adjusting a Motion Tween; Working with Motion Paths; Managing Keyframes; Changing Objects in 3D Space; Understanding Easing; Nested Animations; Exporting to HTML5

  • Lesson 3:

Special Animation Techniques; Animation Techniques; Shape Tweening; Using Shape Hints; Masking

  • Lesson 4:

Interactivity and ActionScript; About Interactivity; Creating Button Symbols; Understanding ActionScript 3.0

  • Lesson 5:

Integrating Video; Video and Flash; Preparing Video with Adobe Media Encoder; Embedding Video; Playing External Video

  • Lesson 6:

Modularity and Hyperlinks; Thinking about Modularity; Loading External Content with Loader Object; Adding Hyperlinks; Publishing your Project; Final Words