Animate CC: Interactive HTML5 Canvas Video Projects

Since beginning this practice with the Adobe Generation Professional demo sessions, I’ve begun recording any live demos using Camtasia 9 and uploading them to YouTube. The full session with all speakers is linked below as well – but this segment has better audio and video. I also include the project files created during the session if you wish to download.


Part of the “Four Masters of Animate CC” session from December 10th, 2016.

Direct link: https://youtu.be/ViDw06N96MQ


Animate CC Demo Files

Joseph’s demo files (with video included) [176 MB]

Joseph’s demo files (no video) [20.7 KB]


Full Recording (Adobe Connect)

Full recording with Tom Green, Joseph Labrecque, Myra Ferguson, and Chris Georgenes: http://my.adobeconnect.com/p8mjp0ghp6s/

Adobe MAX 2016 Resources

With Adobe MAX 2016 concluded, I’ve pulled together a number of resources from my own sessions on Animate CC and the SWF file format and also some important information from Adobe around Flash Player and AIR.

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I had a great time at MAX this year and it seems most everyone else did too. Great to be able to share Animate CC workflows with lab attendees, connect with the greater education and professional communities, and have fabulous conversations with new attendees as well!

Incidentally, Adobe MAX 2017 will be held October 16–20, 2017 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Adobe Animate CC: Introduction to Animation and Interactivity

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.

I taught this lab each day of the conference and it was completely booked each time. Those on the wait list were able to come in and observe if they desired – though there were no more lab machines available for them to use. I hope those who were not able to get on a lab computer (or even those not present at MAX) will benefit from these resources.

The workbook, project files, and slides are below – please share!

Workbook

Adobe Animate CC: Introduction to Animation and Interactivity Workbook (81 page PDF)

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Asset Files

FLA and PNG files in a ZIP archive.

Download ZIP

Slides

And… here are the (really short) intro slides:

Don’t Fear the SWF (Adobe MAX Community Summit)

A quick overview of some of the cool stuff that is possible with the SWF file format that DOESN’T involve the F-word.

The day before MAX, I attended the Community Summit for Adobe Community Professionals and User Group Managers. We had the opportunity for a number of in-depth conversations with various Adobe project managers, Adobe community people, and one another.

Toward the end of the summit was a chance to talk about certain tips, techniques, or workflows with Adobe products that we wanted to share. I gave a talk on the SWF file format and some of the cools things you could do with it even if not targeting Flash Player.

Here is the Connect recording for the entire event – and below you will find slides.

(These are the revised slides that include additional NDA information I could not present that day.)

Don’t Fear the SWF (Adobe MAX Live!)

I also provided a live demonstration based upon the Community Summit talk as part of the Live from Adobe MAX 2016 series. It was hosted by Michael Chaize from the MAX Live streaming booth on the Community Pavilion show floor.

Check out the recording below!

Thanks to Michael and Tricia for getting this together – it was a blast!

Flash Player and AIR – Updated Stats!!!

During the MAX sessions given by Animate CC product manager Ajay Shukla (recording here) gave an update on the Adobe Runtimes, Flash Player and AIR.

Clearly stating that Adobe is committed to these platforms – he also reinforced that the platform is doing “very well” despite historical difficulties. In fact, AIR application installs and unique mobile apps built with AIR have more than DOUBLED since MAX 2015.

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Very well, indeed!

Lynda.com – Animate CC 2017: New Features

Animate CC 2017: New Features with Joseph Labrecque is now available at Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning!

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The new Adobe Animate is here and better than ever. Join Joseph Labrecque for a tour of the new features in Adobe Animate CC 2017, the keyframe-based animation software formerly known as Flash Professional. Learn about the new Camera tool for more expressive storytelling, vector brush creation and management, HTML5 components for interface design and video playback, publishing enhancements such as a completely rewritten Animated GIF generator, and smaller but no less impressive workflow enhancements like the ability to share symbols and entire animations through CC Libraries.

Topics include:

  • Panning, zooming, and rotating with the new Camera tool
  • Sharing documents and symbols in CC Libraries
  • Creating and managing vector brushes
  • Adjusting brush pressure, tilt, and size
  • Using interactive HTML5 components
  • Exporting images and animated GIFs with the enhanced export dialog

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!