Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book 2024 Release

Book description

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 2024 Release contains 10 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the application. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you.

The 2024 release of Adobe Animate brings significant performance boosts through native Apple Silicon M1 and M2 support to unleash your productivity and creativity. A sleek new user interface delivers a consistent experience across Creative Cloud applications. Enhancements to animation controls and publishing options for SVG, WebGL, HTML5, animated GIFs, and HD broadcast video make Adobe Animate the continuing go-to choice for animation, multimedia, and interactive media.

Purchasing this book includes valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the books 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 2024 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.

I have relied on the Adobe Classroom in a Book series for years. They are always comprehensive, and give you a solid balance between new features and the fundamentals. They are always the recommended centerpiece of my training classrooms!

Mike Witherell, Adobe Certified Expert

Learn smart with Classroom in a Book series! This is the go-to resource for Adobe professionalsusers, educators, and Certified Instructors.

Christine Abunassar, CEO, ThinkB!G.LearnSmart Apple & Adobe & Microsoft Authorized Training Center


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. 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
    21. Review questions
    22. Review answers
  10. 3. Animating Symbols with Classic Tweens
    1. Getting started
    2. About animation
    3. Importing Photoshop assets
    4. Animating position
    5. Animating scale
    6. Animating multiple properties
    7. Changing the pacing and timing
    8. Animating transparency
    9. Easing
    10. Animating filters
    11. Automatic rotations
    12. Creating a path for motion
    13. Creating nested animations
    14. Editing multiple frames
    15. Adding a 3D title
    16. Exporting your final movie
    17. Review questions
    18. Review answers
  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
    5. Review questions
    6. Review answers
  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
    14. Review questions
    15. Review answers
  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
    8. Review questions
    9. Review answers
  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
    6. Review questions
    7. Review answers
  15. 8. Animating Shapes and Using Masks
    1. Getting started
    2. Animating shapes
    3. Understanding the project file
    4. Creating a shape tween
    5. Using shape hints
    6. Changing the pace
    7. Easing a shape tween
    8. Creating and using masks
    9. Animating the mask or masked layers
    10. Previewing animations with onion skinning
    11. Shape tweening the fills of shapes
    12. Review questions
    13. Review answers
  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
    10. Review questions
    11. Review answers
  17. 10. Creating Interactive Media
    1. Getting started
    2. About interactive media
    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

Product information

  • Title: Adobe Animate Classroom in a Book 2024 Release
  • Author(s): Russell Chun
  • Release date: March 2024
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780138317720