Pluralsight: Animate CC Building AIR Desktop Applications

I have a new course with Pluralsight focusing on using Adobe Animate CC to write cross-platform desktop applications with Adobe AIR!

Animate CC Building AIR Desktop Applications

Have you ever wanted to design and develop fully installable, cross-platform desktop applications within a single, fun to use environment? In this course, Animate CC Building AIR Desktop Applications, you’ll learn just what you need to get started writing desktop applications with Adobe AIR and Animate CC. First, you’ll begin with an overview of the Adobe AIR runtime and how it relates to Animate CC. You’ll then proceed in designing your application layout and user interface. Next, you’ll explore how to write ActionScript code to fully realize your desktop application functionality. Finally, you’ll learn about preparing your application for publication and distribution across Windows and macOS. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a solid understanding of what Adobe AIR is and how to use Animate CC to produce useful desktop applications using this mature and stable runtime technology. Software required: Adobe Animate CC.

Check it out!

ACATestPrep: Animate CC Updates

ACATestPrep: Animate CC 2017

The full set of Flash Professional project tutorials over at ACATestPrep have been updated for Animate CC 2017! These videos target the current ACA certification exam objectives for Adobe Animate CC.

ACA Test Prep is the subscription only set of resources from brainbuffet.com. The best video tutorials for the ACA exams from the top certifying teachers in the world! Get training that’s PROVEN effective in your own classroom!

https://acatestprep.com/flash/animate-cc15/

Beginning Adobe Animate CC: Learn to Efficiently Create and Deploy Animated and Interactive Content

The new Animate CC book by Tom Green and myself has just been published by Apress!

Beginning Adobe Animate CC: Learn to Efficiently Create and Deploy Animated and Interactive Content

Use solid and practical exercises to master the fundamentals of Adobe Animate CC. This is one of the first comprehensive books on Adobe Animate CC to thoroughly examine and demonstrate how to create and deploy interactive and motion design content to mobile, tablet, and desktop screens.

Using a series of carefully developed tutorials, Beginning Adobe Animate CC will lead you from basic Animate CC document workflows to the point where you can create animations, interactive projects, and anything else using a variety of techniques. Each chapter focuses on a major aspect of Animate CC and then lets you take over with a series of “Your Turn” exercises that let you create amazing projects based on what you have learned.

Beginning Adobe Animate CC focuses on the core skill set needed to master Animate CC and while you are at it, you will be guided to the mastery of the fundamentals, such as drawing tools, movie clips, video and audio content, text, graphics, external data, components, and a solid overview of the code you need to know to take your skills to the next level.

Grab a copy from Amazon if so inclined: http://a.co/dBtLtyO

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