Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- B Day
- CTE Open House is this Saturday from 11-2. Cawd is looking for another year of quality students. Please tell your friends, family, or other “good people” to come check us out. Donovan and Goodman will be here helping run the show.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Intro To Adobe Animate
Animate vs Flash
Animate is the new flash. Flash was revamped to animate to leverage the tools to better produce animations in whatever platform you see fit including the Flash (swf).
Keyframes vs. Frames vs. Blank Keyframes
(fn + f6) A keyframe is a frame where a new symbol instance appears in the timeline.
(fn + f5) A frame is a continuation of a keyframe.
(fn + f7) A blank keyframe is a new frame in witch there is no symbol instance appears.
Frame by Frame vs. Tweening
Frame by Frame – As the name suggests, this is animation produced by changing small parts of an image, in every frame. Generally speaking by frame is actually every other frame. Just a practice that has been used to ease work load.
Tweening – Tweening is a much quicker way to animate. The concept of tweening is that you decide the first and last frames and Flash fills in the middle. Only one object can move in a motion tween on one layer.
Single Objects vs. Symbols
Single Objects are sort of like a shape in illustrator or photoshop. Editable, adjustable, standalone.
Symbols are your layers or groups. Can be edited in own timelines.
Below is a animate tutorial series that I feel does a very good job breaking down the two different ways of animating with frames and animating with tweens.
Stick Fight Animation:
This morning I would like us to practice by creating a short stick figure fighting animation. The fight below is much much much more than I want. Just an old but great example of basic animation.
I would like to see:
- 2 stick figures
- conflict in some way
- obvious frame by frame
- obvious tweening
When complete, upload as stickFight.swf to your week_22 folder
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 Stick Fight Animation
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 SkillsUSA / Student Specific Studies
This is not a study hall. This is not Site Maintenance. This is not a drill.
I will be checking up on your work frequently to see where you are in your progress.
Computers off or asleep. Check work and go. Check Dailies