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Learning Adobe Animate CC: Animation

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Create your first digital animation with Adobe Animate CC. Learn how to create symbols, tweens, keyframes, effects, and more.

Get your start in digital animation with Adobe Animate CC, the program that takes the best features from Flash and bundles them with Creative Cloud tools. Animate uses nested symbols and motion and shape tweening to create the "in-between" images between keyframes. This course is an introduction to the basics: using the drawing tools, creating symbols, tweening, keyframing, etc. No scripting knowledge is required! It's ideal for new animators as well as Flash animators who need help transitioning to the Animate interface. Dermot O' Connor shows how to create a complete scene with backgrounds and characters, and includes tips for adjusting arcs and timing and adding smoke and shadows, sound effects, and camera moves.


  • Welcome
  • Exercise files
1. Create the Scene
  • Setup
  • Creating symbols
  • Nested symbols
  • Masks
  • Pivots
  • Environments
2. Animate the Scene
  • Motion tweens, classic
  • Guide layers
  • Squash and stretch
  • Shape tweens
  • Envelope and distort
  • Nested animation
  • Shadow
  • Copying keyframes
  • Stagger
  • Explosion
  • Paint Brush tool
  • FX Smoke
  • Camera moves
  • Adding text
  • Adding sound
3. Final Touches
  • Making variations and improvements
  • Exporting the animation
  • Next steps

Taught by

Dermot O' Connor

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