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

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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! 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!

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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! 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

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Learn Adobe Animate CC: Data-Driven Animation

Learn Adobe Animate CC: Data-Driven Animation by Joseph Labrecque 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

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Lynda.com – Learn Adobe Animate CC: Interactive Animation

Learn Adobe Animate CC: Interactive Animation by Joseph Labrecque Learn the most efficient way to create interactive animations for web, mobile, and desktop projects with Adobe Animate CC, the newly relaunched version of Flash Professional. This project-based course features two assignments: an animated web banner that responds to mouse movement, touch input, and clicks, and a three-state interactive animation that plays like a game. Joseph Labrecque shows how to set up the Animate workspace, prepare the stage, use both keyframe and procedural-based workflows, create titles, and program interactions. Plus, learn how to integrate both completed animations into a self-contained responsive

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“FutureSplash Animator” to “Adobe Animate CC”… 20 Years of Flash!

FutureSplash Animator [1996] Macromedia Flash 1 [1996] Macromedia Flash 2 [1997] Macromedia Flash 3 [1998] Macromedia Flash 4 [1999] Macromedia Flash 5 [2000] Macromedia Flash MX [2002] Macromedia Flash MX 2004 [2003] Macromedia Flash 8 [2005] Adobe Flash Professional CS3 [2007] Adobe Flash Professional CS4 [2008] Adobe Flash Professional CS5 [2010] Adobe Flash Professional CS5.5 [2011] Adobe Flash Professional CS6 [2012] Adobe Flash Professional CC [2013-2015] Adobe Animate CC [2016-?]

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Night and Day: Easily Create a Landscape Alteration in Animate CC

Ever since Flash Professional became Animate CC back in February of this year, we’ve had access to the CC Libraries panel. Included within this panel is a direct connection to search against the library of assets included in Adobe Stock. Why would anyone want to search for Stock assets within Animate? For one thing, it’s a great way to throw some ideas together without a lot of commitment. You can use an unlicensed, watermarked version of the assets within your project as a proof-on-concept or to simply try out some new ideas. Later on, when decisions have been made, you

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