Learn Adobe Animate CC for Interactive Media: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation
©2016 |Adobe Press | Available
©2016 |Adobe Press | Available
This study guide uses text integrated with video to help learners gain real-world skills that will get them started in their career in web graphics, animation, or interactive media, and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Animate CC ACA exam. A mix of project-based lessons, practical videos, and regular assessments throughout prepares beginning learners for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.
Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for each topic. The ACA exams have proved to be highly successful; Adobe reports that the total number of exams taken worldwide has reached one million since 2008.
Product development was guided by Peachpit’s research in the entry-level creative media market. Interviews with educators from high school through four-year colleges provided valuable data and insight into this realm. The Peachpit team identified essential elements for a product that would teach design students what they need to prepare for the job market and to take the ACA cert exam. Peachpit also was able to identify a stellar team of teachers/trainers who have high rates of success getting students certified: Rob Schwartz and his colleagues at BrainBuffet.com & acatestprep.com.
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Leading instructors prepare learners for a career in animation and interactive media and for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam.
Getting Started x1 Welcome! 3
About Adobe Learn Books 4
Animate CC vs. Flash Professional CC 4
Getting Acquainted with Animate CC 6
Major Interface Features 9
Let’s Get Going! 132 Design a Vector Animation 15
Creating the Project Document 16
Drawing Vector Assets 23
Working with Vector Shapes 29
Time to Animate! 32
Modify Animation through Easing 36
Publishing the Animation for FlashPlayer 39
Conclusion 453 Construct an Internet Meme Image 47
Starting the Project 48
Using External Graphics 51
Managing Bitmap Images 54
Creating Black Vector Shapes 58
Working with Text Elements 59
Generating an Image 64
Conclusion 674 Compose an Animated HTML5 Greeting 69
Creating a New HTML5 Canvas
Laying Out the Background Elements 73
Drawing the Flowerpot 77
Editing the Flower Graphic Symbol 81
Animating the Flower Stalk with Inverse Kinematics 85
Designing and Animating the Flower Head 88
Create a Personalized Text Message 92
Publishing Your Project for HTML5
Conclusion 1015 Generate a Promotional Video 103
Video Project Setup 104
Creating Dynamic Backgrounds with Animated Shape Masking 106
Design a 3D Rotating Headshot 109
Animating Your Name with Motion Presets 118
Dynamic Animation with Variable-Width Motion Guides 121
Rendering and Converting the RAW Video 127
Video in Animate CC 130
Conclusion 1356 Tick-Tock…Build a Virtual Clock 137
Working with ActionScript 3.0 138
Creating an Adobe AIR for Desktop Document 140
Building the Basic Clock Visual Elements 144
Designing the Clock’s Animated Movie Clip
Using Imported Audio in an ActionScript
A Primer on ActionScript 159
Writing ActionScript to Control the Clock 162
Testing an ActionScript Project 168
Publishing the Clock for Desktop Installation 169
Conclusion 1717 Develop a Mobile Quiz App 173
Creating an Adobe AIR for Mobile
Design the App Interface Elements 176
Writing the Application Classes 182
Creating a Bank of Questions 187
App Logic and Flow 195
Publishing the App for Distribution 202
Conclusion 2038 Wrapping It Up! 205
Evaluating Interactive Media Content 206
Where to Go Next 2119 Leveling Up with Design (online*) 10 Working with Outsiders (online*) ACA Objectives Covered 212 Glossary 217 Index 229
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He is also the proprietor of Fractured Vision Media, LLC; a digital media production company, technical consultancy, and distribution vehicle for a variety of creative works. He is founder and sole abiding member of the dark ambient recording project An Early Morning Letter, Displaced, whose releases have received international award nominations and underground acclaim.
Joseph is author of a number of written and recorded publications for organizations which include Lynda.com, Peachpit, Adobe Press, Packt, O'Reilly Media, Adobe Systems, and video2brain. He speaks regularly at conferences such as Adobe MAX, 360|Conferences, and for a variety of other conferences and community user groups. In 2010, he received an Adobe Impact Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the education community. He currently serves as an Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Community Professional.
Rob Schwartz is an award winning teacher with more than fifteen years of experience in Technical Education. Rob opened the first Technical High School in the county, McFatter Technical High School, and his teaching is very influenced by that experience. He is a popular speaker at state, local, and national conferences, and often presents for Adobe on Photoshop, Illustrator, and teaching strategies. His focus on Industry Certifications and Problem-Based Learning strategies are the secrets to his success. Rob is also an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Education Leader, and won the prestigious Impact Award from Adobe as well as the #1 Educator World Wide award from Certiport. Find out more about Rob by taking a peek into his online curriculum website at brainbuffet.com. Rob lives and works in South Florida.
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