Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2023 Release)

Book description

Develop creative animation and multimedia using Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2023 release) uses real-world, project-based learning to cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. For beginners and experienced users alike, you can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn to:

  • Harness controls for animation including puppet warping, layer parenting, and paint brush preferences and symbol options

  • 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 provide total control over looping

  • Quickly publish to social media channels with support for SVG, WebGL, HTML5, animated GIFs, and HD video

  • Seamlessly collaborate through Adobe Creative Cloud

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.

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 (2023 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
  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
  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. Using brushes
    9. Creating curves
    10. Using brush mode options
    11. About symbols
    12. Creating symbols
    13. Managing symbol instances
    14. Using gradient fills
    15. Using transparency to create depth
    16. Applying filters and color effects
    17. Creating and editing text
    18. Aligning and distributing objects
    19. Sharing your final project
    20. Collaborating via the Assets panel
  10. 3. Animating Symbols with Classic 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. Creating a path for motion
    11. Easing
    12. Creating nested animations
    13. Adding a 3D title
    14. Exporting your final movie
  11. 4. Layer Parenting and Character Animation
    1. Getting started
    2. Layer parenting
    3. Tweening instances in connected layers
    4. Graphic symbols for lip-syncing dialogue
  12. 5. Animating with Modern Rigging
    1. Getting started
    2. What is modern rigging?
    3. Using the Asset Warp tool
    4. Editing your rig
    5. Animating your rig
    6. Organizing warped assets
    7. Editing warped assets
    8. Rigs with branching joints
    9. Warp options
    10. Propagating rig edits
    11. Single joints
    12. Using Flexi bones
    13. Making envelope deformations
  13. 6. Animating Symbols with Motion Tweens
    1. Getting started
    2. Understanding the project file
    3. About motion tweens
    4. Editing the path of motion
    5. About the Motion Editor
    6. Viewing options for the Motion Editor
    7. Adding complex eases
  14. 7. Animating the Camera
    1. Animating camera moves
    2. Getting started
    3. Using the camera
    4. Attaching layers to the camera for fixed graphics
    5. Exporting your final movie
  15. 8. 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
  16. 9. 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
  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. Next steps
  18. Index

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book (2023 Release)
  • Author(s): Russell Chun
  • Release date: March 2023
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780137982455