Adobe MAX 2016 in San Diego

Another Adobe MAX will soon be upon us and I am thrilled with what is coming up in the next few days! I’m writing this account of major event activities the day before my departure so everything is pretty well set in stone at this point.

Also – Happy Hallowe’en ;)

Having MAX in a city other than Los Angeles is very welcome. I’ve never visited San Diego before but am very much looking forward to spending a few days in what I’ve heard is a lovely city.

Adobe Animate CC: Introduction to Animation and Interactivity

Completely sold out for months now – I’m giving a 90 minute lab each day of the conference on Adobe Animate CC. It’s an introduction to some of the basic things people need to do when approaching Animate CC and we may even get into some upcoming features! (Just kidding. We will totally get into new features)

Adobe Animate CC is going to have a huge presence at MAX this year… so if you weren’t able to get into any of my labs – there are many other sessions, labs, and workshops to check out during the conference.

Adobe Animate CC is a professional tool used to create a diverse variety of project types including rich animations, compelling interactives, award-winning games, popular mobile apps, and more. Learn how to get started creating your own engaging animated and interactive content across multiple platforms using Animate CC in this lab.

Joseph Labrecque, interactive content designer and developer, will guide you through the following topics:

  • Capabilities of Animate CC to create a multitude of project types targeting a variety of platforms
  • Latest new features in Animate CC that you can use to really push the creative envelope
  • Time-tested tips and techniques that let you work fast and produce compelling content for your projects

Just as with last year, after the conference has ended, I will publish the (80+ page!) workbook for others to benefit from.

MAX Live Streams

There will be a live stream of the MAX keynotes and also a number of special guests during the conference that can be accessed over at http://www.adobelive.com/.

On Wednesday the 2nd from 6:00pm – 7:30pm, myself and a group of other experts will be demonstrating tips and techniques (and maybe even new features) live from the floor. I’ll be talking up some of the great things about the SWF file format. Really!

Read more details about the full live stream schedule in this post!

Adobe Community

On November the 1st from 5:00-6:30 Pacific will be a live stream of some great tips and tricks from a set of Adobe Community Professionals during the Community Summit.

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Just go to the above address and log in as a guest to attend.

Adobe Education

There is also an event being put on by the Adobe Education team Tuesday morning. This half-day event is a special opportunity for educators to hear from great speakers on topics impacting education such as: virtual and 3D reality, the creative canvas, and preparing students for the creative economy.

If you’re an educator in San Diego on Tuesday morning, check it out!

See you there!

I look forward to seeing a bunch of people from both the Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Education Leader communities during MAX this year! I know a ton of fellow authors from Lynda.com / LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, Peachpit, and more will be on site as well. It will be wonderful to reconnect.

Also – if you see me around during the conference please do say hi. I love meeting people from the wider community as well!

 

Pluralsight – Animate CC Mobile App Development

Following the release of Animate CC Game Development on Pluralsight a few weeks back… comes the re-publication of another Train Simple course – Animate CC Mobile App Development!

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In this course, you will see how to take advantage of mobile device hardware using new API’s in ActionScript 3.0. You’ll see how you can produce apps and publish them for mobile devices. Software required: Animate CC.

By the way… with Adobe AIR 24 in beta… we can now target AppleTV – and many things in this course do apply!!!

Check it out!

Pluralsight – Animate CC Game Development

This course was previously released on Train Simple… who were acquired by Pluralsight earlier this year… so now it’s on Pluralsight as well!

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In this course, you are going to learn how to design and develop web-based games for HTML5 Canvas using Adobe Animate CC. You are going to look at the entire game development process, including building the game world and environment, devising core game mechanics, creating a multi-state, interactive player sprite, along with a set of obstacles and rewards. You’ll also integrate audio into your game and build out a start screen and game interface to supply user feedback mechanisms. From beginning to end, you will perform all of your asset design and coding within Animate CC. By the end of this course, you should have a solid understanding of how to work with Animate CC for game creation, and become more familiar with game design and development concepts as well!

Check it out!

Learn Adobe Animate CC: Data-Driven Animation

Learn to create data-driven animations, such as a data-driven image carousel and an interactive RSS feed, using Adobe Animate CC—the newly relaunched version of Flash Professional. Joseph Labrecque takes you through both projects step-by-step, providing easy-to-follow instructions for interacting with JSON and XML data sets and using jQuery to ingest and parse data in HTML5 Canvas-based projects. The complete carousel will display images, captions, and controls for customizing the transitions, while the RSS feed display will load news items in a “click to view more” animated interface. Find out how to set up each project, build the interfaces, ingest data, apply animation, and program user controls. Plus, learn advanced techniques for creating dynamic titles.

Duration: 1h 36m

Topics Include:

  • Using XML and JSON
  • Setting up your Animate project
  • Building a carousel container
  • Applying animation
  • Creating titles with dynamic text
  • Ingesting external data
  • Rendering images
  • Automating transitions
  • Designing an RSS display
  • Programming the RSS display