Course AN10

Adobe Animate CC2017: Rich Content Creation

Fee: $745 CDN + HST
Prerequisite: None
Duration: 2 days, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create Canvas and HTML5 output in the New Release of Animate CC2017

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Adobe Animate CC2017: Rich Content Creation is an introductory course for designers and budding developers new to the Animate environment. In this course, students will produce an engaging interface using text, graphics, animations, video, and sound. Simple user interactions are added using Javascirpt and CSS. This course focuses on the essentials, and emphasizes best practices throughout the course. Content can be published for web sites or created as OAM packages for Adobe Captivate and HTML5 output.

Course Objectives:

By the time students are finished with this course, they will be able to:

  • Create and set up an Animate document
  • Import and create graphics
  • Use Animaate drawing tools
  • Create and use symbols
  • Produce Motion and Shape animations
  • Use Script Assist and Behaviors to add simple interactivity
  • Import Sound and Video
  • Publish a Animate Document in one of several formats

Course topics include:

The animate Workspace and Terminology

  • Getting to Know the Workspace
  • Working with the Library Panel
  • Understanding the Timeline
  • Organizing Layers in a Timeline
  • Using the Properties Inspector
  • Using the Tools Panel
  • Undoing Steps in Animate
  • Previewing Your Movie
  • Modifying the Content and Stage
  • Saving Your Movie
  • Publishing Your Movie
  • Finding Resources for Using Animate

Working with Graphics and the Graphics Tools

  • Understanding Strokes and Fills
  • Creating Shapes
  • Making Selections
  • Editing Shapes
  • Using Gradient and Bitmap Fills
  • Using Custom Line Styles
  • Creating Curves
  • Creating Transparencies
  • Creating and Editing Text
  • Aligning and Distributing Objects

Creating and Editing Symbols

  • Importing Illustrator files
  • About symbols
  • Creating symbols – graphic, button, movie clip
  • Importing Photoshop files
  • Editing and managing symbols
  • Changing properties of symbols – Size and position of instances
  • Changing the colour effect of instances
  • Understanding blend modes and effects
  • Applying filters for special effects
  • Positioning in 3D space

Animating Symbols

  • About animation
  • Working with the project file
  • Animating position
  • Changing the pacing and timing
  • Animating transparency
  • Animating filters
  • Animating transformations
  • Changing the path of the motion
  • Swapping  tween  targets
  • Creating nested animations
  • Easing
  • Frame by frame animations
  • Animating 3D motion
  • Previewing animations

Advanced Motion Tweening

  • The Motion Editr
  • Adding motion Tweens
  • Editing Property Curves
  • Viewing Options for Motion Editor
  • Copy and Pasting Curves
  • Adding complex eases

Animating Shapes and Using Masks

  • Animating shapes
  • Project file
  • Creating a shape tween
  • Changing the pace
  • Adding more shape tweens
  • Creating a looping animation
  • Using shape hints
  • Animating colour
  • Creating and using masks
  • Animating masks and mask layers
  • Easing a shape tween

Creating Interactive Navigation

  • About interactive Animate movies
  • Creating buttons
  • Preparing the timeline
  • Adding a stop action
  • Creating event handlers for buttons
  • Creating destination key frames
  • Creating a home button with code snippets
  • Playing Animation as a destination
  • Animated buttons

Using Text

  • Understanding text types
  • Adding Simple text
  • Adding Paragraphs
  • Hyperlinking text
  • Creating User Input Text

Working with Sound and Video

  • Understanding sounds
  • Understanding Animate video
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder CC
  • Understanding encoding options
  • Playback as an external video
  • Working with video and transparency
  • Embedding Animate video
  • Exporting video from animate


  • Publishing for HTML5
  • Using classic tweens
  • Exporting to HTML5
  • Converting to HTML5 Canvas
  • Understanding Publishing
  • Publishing a Desktop Application
  • Publishing for a Mobile Device


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OnSite or Private Course:

If you are interested in this course we offer it as a private onsite class for groups of 4 or more.... Complete our Request for Onsite Quotation Form. We will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to you; or, call us at 1-877-246-3436 to learn more about scheduling options.

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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