Animate Advanced

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  • 2 day course
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Layer Parenting and Character Animation
  • Animating with Modern Rigging
  • Animating Symbols with Motion Tweens
  • Animating the Camera
  • Animating Shapes and Using Masks

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Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.


In this hands-on, two-day Advanced Adobe Animate training course, you will learn how to design interactive animations with more advanced techniques and features. The topics covered in this course include advanced motion tweening, animating shapes and using masks, animating natural motion and characters, creating interactive navigation, working with sound and video, and publishing out of Animate for HTML5, converting to HTML5 Canvas, inserting JavaScript and more. Our course is aimed at graphic designers, online content strategists, web Designers/developers and animation artists who already have some experience in Adobe Animate and preferably some coding experience, for example in JavaScript. All our Adobe Animate courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools. Topics covered include Layer parenting and character animation, Animating with modern rigging, Animating symbols with motion tweens, Animating the camera, Animating shapes and using masks, Inverse kinematics with bones and Creating interactive navigation.

Course Outline

Layer Parenting and Character Animation

  • Layer parenting
  • Tweening instances in connected layers
  • Graphic symbols for lip-syncing dialogue

Animating with Modern Rigging

  • What is modern rigging?
  • Using the Asset Warp tool
  • Editing your rig
  • Animating your rig
  • Organising warped assets
  • Editing warped assets
  • Rigs with branching joints
  • Warp options
  • Propagating rig edits
  • Single joints
  • Using Flexi bones
  • Making envelope deformations

Animating Symbols with Motion Tweens

  • Understanding the project file
  • About motion tweens
  • Editing the path of motion
  • About the Motion Editor
  • Viewing options for the Motion Editor
  • Adding complex eases

Animating the Camera

  • Animating camera moves
  • Using the camera
  • Attaching layers to the camera for fixed graphics
  • Exporting your final movie

Animating Shapes and Using Masks

  • Animating shapes
  • Understanding the project file
  • Creating a shape tween
  • Changing the pace
  • Adding more shape tweens
  • Creating a looping animation
  • Using shape hints
  • Previewing animations with onion skinning
  • Animating colour
  • Creating and using masks
  • Animating the mask and masked layers
  • Easing a shape tween

Inverse Kinematics with Bones

  • Character animation with inverse kinematics
  • Creating the pedalling cycle
  • Disabling and constraining joints
  • Adding poses
  • Inverse kinematics with shapes
  • Simulating physics with springiness
  • Tweening automatic rotations
  • Rig mapping

Creating Interactive Navigation

  • About interactive movies
  • ActionScript and JavaScript
  • Creating buttons
  • Preparing the timeline
  • Creating destination keyframes
  • Navigating the Actions panel
  • Adding JavaScript interactivity with the Actions panel wizard
  • Creating the â€"Shop now” button
  • Playing animation at the destination
  • Animated buttons

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