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Animate CC Programming

by Joseph Labrecque

Animate CC is the premiere animation and interactivity tool from Adobe. This course will teach you the basics of programming Animate CC content using JavaScript, ActionScript, and even a handful more of advanced topics. Software required : Animate CC

What you'll learn

Do you know the drawing and animation tools in Adobe Animate CC but want to start using interactive elements in your projects? If so, Animate CC Programming is the perfect course for you.

In this Adobe Animate tutorial you'll learn the basics of programming in both JavaScript and ActionScript within your Animate projects, including:

  • The fundamentals of programming in a general sense.
  • How to apply that knowledge within Animate CC itself.
  • The basics of user interaction and timeline manipulation.
  • And more advanced practices when working with your code.
When you're finished with this creative programming course, you'll not only be able to apply interactive and dynamic elements to your existing Animate CC projects, but also have a foundation to build upon for even more advanced creations.

Software required: Animate CC.

Course FAQ

What is Adobe Animate CC?

Adobe Animate (formerly Flash Professional) is a computer animation program used to design vector graphics and animations for videos, video games, applications and more.

What will I learn in this course?

This Adobe Animate tutorial will teach you the basics of programming Animate CC content. Topics covered include:

  • General programming fundamentals
  • JavaScript basics
  • ActionScript basics
  • User interaction basics
  • Timeline manipulation
  • Using dynamic text
  • Detecting keyboard input
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to learn how to incorporate more interactive and dynamic elements into their animation projects in Adobe Animate.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

This course assumes you are already familiar with the drawing and animation tools in Adobe Animate. We will be using JavaScript and ActionScript, but no previous experience with these programming languages is required.

About the author

Joseph Labrecque is primarily employed by the University of Denver as a senior interactive software engineer specializing in the creation of expressive desktop, web, and mobile solutions. His work incorporates a strong focus on the Adobe Flash Platform alongside more general web standards initiatives involving the use of HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and related technologies. He is also the proprietor of Fractured Vision Media, LLC; a digital media production company, technical consultancy, and distri... more

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