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Animate Essentials

(4.80 out of 5) 10 Student Reviews

About the Course

This two-day training course is tailored to meet the needs of people new to Animate. Using best practice workflows and techniques, the course covers everything needed to build and publish banner ads, create animations, control timing, implement snippet code, correctly use fonts and efficiently manage assets.

Learn through demonstration and hands-on activities based on real-world situations. This course focuses on developing optimised, efficient work practices and files for animated projects.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for those who are new to Animate or who want to fill in the gaps and gain confidence. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to produce animated content for websites, banner ads and videos.


No prior knowledge of Animate is required, however participants do need to have general mouse and keyboard skills and an understanding of personal computers. Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or other Adobe software is beneficial but not required.

Course Details

  • $990 incl GST
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Beginner
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    15 - 16 Jun 21 Tue - Wed Classroom
    28 - 29 Jul 21 Wed - Thu Classroom
    08 - 09 Sep 21 Wed - Thu Classroom
    04 - 05 Nov 21 Thu - Fri Classroom
    17 - 18 Jan 22 Mon - Tue Classroom
    17 - 18 Mar 22 Thu - Fri Classroom
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    26 - 27 May 21 Wed - Thu Classroom
    05 - 06 Jul 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
    19 - 20 Aug 21 Thu - Fri Classroom
    27 - 28 Sep 21 Mon - Tue Classroom
    23 - 24 Nov 21 Tue - Wed Classroom
  • Brisbane Class Dates

    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

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  • Canberra Class Dates

    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Getting Acquainted

  • Starting Adobe Animate CC
  • Opening a File
  • Understanding Document Types
  • Getting to Know the Workspace
  • Working with the Library Panel
  • Understanding the Timeline
  • Organizing Layers in a Timeline
  • Using the Properties Panel
  • Using the Tools Panel
  • Undoing Steps in Animate
  • Previewing Your Movie
  • Modifying the Content and Stage
  • Saving Your Movie

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Unit 2: Create Graphics and Text

  • Understanding Strokes
  • Understanding Fills
  • Creating Shapes
  • Making Selections
  • Editing Shapes
  • Using Gradient
  • Using Bitmap Fills
  • Using Variable-Width Strokes
  • Using Swatches and Tagged Swatches
  • Creating Curves
  • Using Transparency to Create Depth
  • Being Expressive with the Paint Brush
  • Creating Text
  • Editing Text
  • Aligning Objects
  • Distributing Objects
  • Converting Art
  • Exporting Art

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Unit 3: Creating and Editing Symbols

  • Importing Adobe Illustrator Files
  • About Symbols
  • Creating Symbols
  • Importing Adobe Photoshop Files
  • Editing Symbols
  • Managing Symbols
  • Changing the Size Instances
  • Changing the Position of Instances
  • Changing the Colour Effect of an Instance
  • Understanding Display Options
  • Applying Filters for Special Effects
  • Positioning in 3D Space

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Unit 4: Animating Symbols

  • About Animation
  • Understanding the Project File
  • Animating Position
  • Changing the Pacing and Timing
  • Animating Transparency
  • Animating Filters
  • Animating Transformations
  • Changing the Path of the Motion
  • Swapping Tween Targets
  • Creating Nested Animations
  • Graphic Symbols
  • Easing
  • Frame-by-Frame Animation
  • Animating 3D Motion
  • Animating Camera Moves
  • Testing Your Movie

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Unit 5: Advanced Motion Tweening

  • About the Motion Editor
  • Understanding the Project File
  • Adding Motion Tweens
  • Editing Property Curves
  • Viewing Options for the Motion Editor
  • Copying and Pasting Curves
  • Adding Complex Eases

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Unit 6: Animating Shapes and Using Masks

  • Animating Shapes
  • Understanding the Project File
  • Creating a Shape Tween
  • Changing the Pace
  • Adding More Shape Tweens
  • Creating a Looping Animation
  • Using Shape Hints
  • Previewing Animations with Onion Skinning
  • Animating Colour
  • Creating Masks
  • Using Masks
  • Animating the Mask
  • Animating the Masked Layers
  • Easing a Shape Tween

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Unit 7: Natural and Character Animation

  • Natural Motion with Inverse Kinematics
  • Character Animation with Inverse Kinematics
  • Creating a Walk Cycle
  • Disabling Joints
  • Constraining Joints
  • Inverse Kinematics with Shapes
  • Simulating Physics with Springiness

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Unit 8: Creating Interactive Navigation

  • About Interactive Movies
  • Creating Buttons
  • Understanding ActionScript 3.0
  • Preparing the Timeline
  • Adding a Stop Action
  • Creating Event Handlers for Buttons
  • Creating Destination Keyframes
  • Creating a Home Button Using Code Snippets
  • Code Snippets Options
  • Playing Animation at the Destination
  • Animated Buttons

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Unit 9: Working with Sound and Video

  • Understanding the Project File
  • Using Sounds
  • Understanding Video
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder CC
  • Playback of External Video in Your Project
  • Working with Video and Transparency
  • Embedding Video

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Unit 10: Publishing

  • Understanding Publishing
  • Publishing for Flash Player
  • Publishing for HTML5
  • Using Classic Tweens
  • Exporting to HTML5
  • Inserting JavaScript
  • Converting to HTML5 Canvas
  • Publishing a Desktop Application
  • Publishing to Mobile Devices

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Priyanka [ 02 December, 2019 ]
Excellent course, John tailored the content to suit all the participants. He was very patient with me and allocated time to make sure I understood the course. Would definitely recommend John.
(4.90 out of 5) Sam C [ 21 March, 2019 ]
Great course, everything I wanted to learn and more! Linda was fantastic - extremely knowledgeable and a fantastic teaching method! Very calm and patient - could not recommend her more.
(5.00 out of 5) Nicole S [ 21 March, 2019 ]
This course has helped me understand Animate and given me basic skills necessary to produce the content I need.
(5.00 out of 5) Sonya B [ 11 February, 2019 ]
Superb! Arrived at the Animate course without any experience or knowledge. Apart from coming away with key knowledge to take away and get going - John customised the examples to fit my purpose/reason for undertaking the course. I'm very appreciative of this. His teaching style focuses on the integrity of learning best practice with an emphasis on making sure the thinking behind the action is equally as important as the outcome/deliverable. He's generous with imparting his experience and knowledge in a practical/application way. Thank you!

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