Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2022 release)

Book description

The 2022 release of Adobe Animate provides significant new controls for animation with puppet warping and improvements to layer parenting, and enhancements to paint brush preferences and symbol options. Learn to use the revamped Asset Warp tool for a modern rigging approach to animating shapes and bitmap images. Work with a more robust set of playback options for graphic symbols that provides total control over looping. Quickly publish to social media channels with support for SVG, WebGL, HTML5, animated GIFs, and HD video. Seamless collaboration through Adobe Creative Cloud makes Adobe Animate the ideal development environment for creative animation and multimedia.

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Animate

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program doesan official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2022 release) contains 11 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book's "Getting Started" section to unlock access to:

  • Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book

  • Web Edition containing the complete text of the book, interactive quizzes, and videos that walk you through the lessons step by step

What you need to use this book: Adobe Animate (2022 release) software, for either Windows or macOS. (Software not included.)

Note: Classroom in a Book does not replace the documentation, support, updates, or any other benefits of being a registered owner of Adobe Animate software.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents at a glance
  6. Contents
  7. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. What’s new
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Installing Animate
    5. Online content
    6. How to use the lessons
    7. Additional resources
    8. Adobe Authorized Training Centers
    9. About the Author
  8. 1. Getting Acquainted
    1. Starting Adobe Animate and opening a file
    2. Understanding document types and creating a new document
    3. Getting to know the workspace
    4. Working with the Library panel
    5. Understanding the Timeline panel
    6. Organizing layers in a timeline
    7. Using the Properties panel
    8. Using the Tools panel
    9. Adding layer effects
    10. Undoing steps in Animate
    11. Previewing and exporting your movie
    12. Modifying the content and Stage
    13. Saving your movie
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  9. 2. Creating Graphics and Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding strokes and fills
    3. Creating shapes
    4. Making selections
    5. Editing shapes
    6. Using variable-width strokes
    7. Organizing your drawing
    8. Creating curves
    9. Using brushes
    10. Using gradient fills
    11. Using transparency to create depth
    12. About symbols
    13. Creating symbols
    14. Managing symbol instances
    15. Applying filters for special effects
    16. Creating and editing text
    17. Aligning and distributing objects
    18. Sharing your final project
    19. Collaborating with the Assets panel
    20. Review questions
    21. Review answers
  10. 3. Animating Symbols with Motion Tweens
    1. Getting started
    2. About animation
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Animating position
    5. Changing the pacing and timing
    6. Animating transparency
    7. Animating filters
    8. Animating transformations
    9. Editing multiple frames
    10. Changing the path of the motion
    11. Swapping tween targets
    12. Creating nested animations
    13. Easing
    14. Frame-by-frame animation
    15. Animating 3D motion
    16. Exporting your final movie
    17. Review questions
    18. Review answers
  11. 4. Advanced Motion Tweening
    1. Getting started
    2. About the Motion Editor
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Adding motion tweens
    5. Editing property curves
    6. Viewing options for the Motion Editor
    7. Copying and pasting curves
    8. Adding complex eases
    9. Review questions
    10. Review answers
  12. 5. Layer Parenting and Classic Tweens
    1. Getting started
    2. Layer parenting
    3. Using classic tweens
    4. Graphic symbols for lip-syncing dialogue
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  13. 6. Puppet Warping
    1. Getting started
    2. What is puppet warping?
    3. Using the Asset Warp tool
    4. Editing your rig
    5. Animating your rig
    6. Rigs with branching joints
    7. Warp options
    8. Propagating rig edits
    9. Single joints
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  14. 7. Inverse Kinematics with Bones
    1. Getting started
    2. Character animation with inverse kinematics
    3. Creating the pedaling cycle
    4. Disabling and constraining joints
    5. Adding poses
    6. Inverse kinematics with shapes
    7. Simulating physics with springiness
    8. Tweening automatic rotations
    9. Rig mapping
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  15. 8. Animating the Camera
    1. Animating camera moves
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the camera
    4. Creating depth
    5. Attaching layers to the camera for fixed graphics
    6. Exporting your final movie
    7. Review questions
    8. Review answers
  16. 9. Animating Shapes and Using Masks
    1. Getting started
    2. Animating shapes
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Creating a shape tween
    5. Changing the pace
    6. Adding more shape tweens
    7. Creating a looping animation
    8. Using shape hints
    9. Previewing animations with onion skinning
    10. Animating color
    11. Creating and using masks
    12. Animating the mask and masked layers
    13. Easing a shape tween
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  17. 10. Creating Interactive Navigation
    1. Getting started
    2. About interactive movies
    3. ActionScript and JavaScript
    4. Creating buttons
    5. Preparing the timeline
    6. Creating destination keyframes
    7. Navigating the Actions panel
    8. Adding JavaScript interactivity with the Actions panel wizard
    9. Creating the “Shop now” button
    10. Playing animation at the destination
    11. Animated buttons
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
    14. Next steps
  18. Index
  19. 11. Bonus Lesson: Working with Sound and Video
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the project file
    3. Using sounds
    4. Understanding video
    5. Using Adobe Media Encoder CC
    6. Understanding encoding options
    7. Playing back external video in your project
    8. Adding the zoo director
    9. Next steps
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2022 release)
  • Author(s): Russell Chun
  • Release date: February 2022
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137623655