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Master the Art of Animation: Animate CC Essentials Course

£220.00

The Animate CC Essentials course is the course for you if you wish to become proficient in Animate’s wide range of design, drawing, and animation tools or wish to undertake a course of study to prepare you for the Adobe Certified Associate in “Multiplatform Animation Using Adobe Animate CC” examination, an industry-recognised qualification.

Description

The Animate CC Essentials course is the course for you if you wish to become proficient in Animate’s wide range of design, drawing, and animation tools or wish to undertake a course of study to prepare you for the Adobe Certified Associate in “Multiplatform Animation Using Adobe Animate CC” examination, an industry-recognised qualification.

With Adobe’s Animate CC industry-standard vector animation software, you can easily create interactive web and mobile content for games and advertisements using a range of powerful illustration and animation tools, and you can build game environments, design splash screens, integrate audio and video, and share your animations as augmented-reality experiences, with all of your asset design and coding taking place right inside the app.

For the absolute beginner, the course is highly-practical and self-paced, teaching you the fundamental concepts and features through hands-on exercises and assignments, if you have previous experience with Animate or Flash, Animate’s predecessor, we investigate many advanced features, including the creation of 360-degree virtual reality environments and lip-synching dialogue.

The course comes with a wide range of sample files and images you will need to practice all of Animate’s important features and, by the end of the course, you will have worked with all of Animate’s important tools and will be using the software like a professional, producing original drawings and animations like the animated monkey character, pictured on the right.

We start with the basic theory, explaining how to create and manipulate a variety of shapes and graphics using both standard and custom colours, moving on to drawing with the Pen tool, and concluding with more advanced features like applying transparency settings, inserting motion tweens, animating characters with lip-synching, creating interactive buttons, inserting video and audio clips, and working with local and Creative Cloud libraries.

The Animate CC Essentials course follows the syllabus for the corresponding Adobe Certified Associate examination and, as well as being suitable for beginners, who wish to become proficient in Animate’s wide variety of drawing and animation features, the course can be used both as a primer or as a refresher course prior to taking the Certified Associate examination.

Pre-requisites

To complete this course, you will need a Windows or Apple Mac PC with at least 1 GB of spare disk space and a subscription to Adobe’s Animate CC software, with both Animate CC and Bridge CC installed. You should also have a working knowledge of your computer and operating system, including accessing the frequently-used menus and commands, and how to open, save, and close files.

 

The Animate CC Essentials course is structured as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Exploring Activate
  • Understanding layers and keyframes
  • Working with Animate’s panels
  • Modifying content
  • Lesson review & quiz
  • Assignment 1 – Creating a simple animated movie
  • Introduction
  • Drawing shapes
  • Gradients and swatches
  • Using the Pen tool and brushes
  • Creating and editing text
  • Creating and managing symbols
  • Filters and export options
  • Lesson review & quiz
  • Assignment 2 – Drawing an Australian State Map
  • Introduction
  • Introducing animation
  • Animation techniques
  • Motion paths
  • The Motion Tween model
  • Using the Motion Editor
  • Inserting ease-ins and ease-outs
  • Lesson review & quiz
  • Assignment 3 – Creating a fitness infographic
  • Introduction
  • Layer parenting
  • Making and animating deformations
  • Lip-synching dialogue
  • Using the camera
  • Creating depth and attaching layers
  • Lesson review & quiz
  • Assignment 4 – Creating an animated owl character
  • Introduction
  • Creating a shape tween
  • Looping an animation
  • Previewing using onion-skinning
  • Creating and using masks
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 5 – Creating an animated GIF
  • Introduction
  • Creating button symbols
  • Navigating the Actions panel
  • Playing animation at the destination
  • Creating a Virtual Reality environment
  • Creating new scenes
  • Adding graphics and animation
  • Lesson review and quiz
  • Assignment 6 – Creating an interactive art gallery
  • Introduction
  • Using sound files
  • Understanding video
  • Understanding publishing options
  • The Adobe Certified Associate Program
  • Lesson review & quiz
  • Assignment 7 – Creating an interactive biography app for Android devices

 

Computer & Software Requirements

To complete this course you will need a Windows or Apple Mac PC with at least 1 GB of spare disk space and a subscription to Adobe’s InDesign CC software, with both Animate CC and Bridge CC installed.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on the completed assignments contained in the training programme. The coursework consists of a series of design projects, including a Sports Illustrated magazine, a business newsletter, a pilot 15-page travel magazine, an interactive quiz with multiple choice answers, and a final zine design project. At the end of the course, you submit your coursework to your course tutor for assessment.

Certification

On successful completion of this course students will receive our Adobe InDesign CC Essentials Certificate of Completion with feedback from your tutor, and students can also apply for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Print and Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC exam.

Examinations must be sat at a registered Certiport Testing Centre. You can locate testing centres and schedule appointments on their Website: http://www.certiport.com/. You should choose the Program, Version and Exam before adding your location for a list of suitable exam centres.

Exam vouchers (Valid for 12 Months) can be purchased from our website for £90.00. We usually advise buying a voucher when you are ready to sit your test, although you can add this to your order when you purchase your course.

ACA Examinations must be sat at a registered Certiport testing centre and are currently £90.00. Exam Centre’s will usually charge an additional proctoring fee (Approximately £15.00) for sitting exams.

Adobe Exam Voucher (Optional) – £90.00

Please Note: It is the student’s responsibility to source suitable exam centres. We advise researching exam centres prior to purchasing an exam voucher to make sure a suitable participating exam centre is available.

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