Lynda.com – Adobe Animate CC: New Features

Adobe Animate CC: New Features
Adobe Animate CC: New Features

Adobe Animate CC: New Features

Animate CC is Adobe’s focused animation platform that takes all the best tools from Flash and bundles them with Creative Cloud features. Now it’s better than ever. Learn all about the enhancements in the June 2016 release of Adobe Animate CC with expert Joseph Labrecque. Discover the new advanced import options for Photoshop and Illustrator files, pattern brushes, drawing modes, transparency controls, and responsive design features, as well as publishing improvements such as stage alignment, preloader options, and Flash Player and AIR updates.

Duration: 35 minutes 31 seconds

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Lynda.com – Learn Adobe Animate CC: The Basics

Learn Adobe Animate CC: The Basics
Learn Adobe Animate CC: The Basics

Learn Adobe Animate CC: The Basics

Produce rich animations for the web and output to virtually any format with Adobe Animate CC. Join Joseph Labrecque as he demonstrates how to create interactive and static graphics for the web. He shows you how to get started with a new project and use the fundamental components of the interface: the panels, the workspace, the stage, the timeline, and the pasteboard. Next, he explores importing AI and PSD files, including leveraging tools that allow you to modify imported content. Then, he walks you through working with text, drawing shapes, creating vector objects, and maintaining these assets in an organized library. Of course, this course wouldn’t be complete without a breakdown of essential animation features. So, you’ll get to see how to use the timeline, add motion or shape tweens, code interactive buttons, and finally publish to various formats.

Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes

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Using HTML5 Canvas In Animate CC: JavaScript Basics

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I have another article up on the Adobe Animate team blog – this time dealing with the basics of using JavaScript and CreateJS within Animate CC.

For nearly 20 years, the programming language used within Animate (Flash Professional) projects has been ActionScript. So why the current shift to JavaScript? Well, it isn’t exactly as simple as that. For one thing, Animate is not a JavaScript only application. You use JavaScript in projects which require it, such as HTML5 Canvas and WebGL… but you can still use ActionScript on projects which are to be published for Flash Player or AIR, including AIR for Android and iOS – and Adobe continues to update these runtimes. It’s important to note that Animate is not a JavaScript and web-centric application – but is rather a platform and language agnostic application for working across a variety of platforms.

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Easing and the Motion Editor

Get moving… with the resurrected Adobe Animate CC Motion Editor at Adobe.com!

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Even a small amount of easing, if applied correctly to an animated object, can go far in conveying a truer sense of reality and weight. Animate CC includes a number of mechanisms for applying easing in this way, and we will examine how to apply simple and advanced easing in this article… with a focus on the new and improved Motion Editor.

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