Adobe Flash / Animate - The Academy of Film, Fashion & Design

Adobe Flash / Animate

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Course Information

Adobe Flash/Animate is an animation and interactive media industry standard software. With it, we can create animation projects such as short films, commercials and even big projects such as television shows. While it is capable of being the only software used for all parts of an animated project, it’s not necessarily a compositing, video editing or sound software. Thus, it’s best utilized with other software such as Premiere and After Effects for animated projects. Flash is capable of both frame-by-frame animation, as well as other, more complex puppeting animation. However, while it has some camera functionality, it’s rather limited with it and again if you’d like to imply 3D space you’re best off including other software with more powerful camera features and manipulation, such as After Effects. However, what makes Flash different from other animation software is that it’s also built for interactivity, and with it you can create interactive projects, websites (though it’s a risky program to use for websites because of SEO), e-cards and video games.

In this course you will learn :

  • Introduction
  • What is Flash Animate?
  • Creating A New Document in Flash and Exploring the Interface
  • Drawing in Flash
  • Frame by Frame Animating in Flash
  • Saving, Rendering, and Exporting
  • Animating with Symbols
  • Different Types of Tweening
  • Nesting Symbols
  • Importing Graphics
  • Masking
  • Camera and Parallax Scrollin
  • Rotoscoping
  • Creating a Puppet
  • Animating a Puppet
  • Cycles
  • Interchangeable Parts
  • Interactivity
  • Text Part
  • Animating with Code
  • Dialog
  • Controlling the Timeline
  • Putting Together an Interactive e-Card
  • Bone Tool
  • Conclusion

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Meet our expert

  • Dana Corrigan

    Dana Corrigan is 2D Animator and Adjunct Professor of Animation and Digital Art.  Dana holds an Animation Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Media Art  and a  Master of Fine Arts in Animation. Dana has six years teaching experience at the college level and over 10 years’ experience as a freelance animator, graphic designer and digital artist.


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