Debriefing - Page Layout Form a group of 2-3 other students. In your groups Share your solutions Prepare to share with the class 1 solution and highlights of the solution 1 technology insight (challenge, lesson) 1 design principle used during the assignment
Computer Animation - Warmup The process of computer animation shares much in common with the manual animation process. How does the manual animation process work? What do you expect to find in a tool for computer animation?
Flash Tutorials (within Flash) Lessons 1 – Overview 2 – Drawing 3 – Symbols 4 – Layers 5 – Type 6 – Button 7 – Sounds 8 – Animation Flash for Director users Photoshop and Fireworks Users Freehand and Illustrator Users Compare this with other tools we have used: What similarities? What unique features?
Flash Tutorials (within Flash) Lessons 1 – Overview 2 – Drawing 3 – Symbols 4 – Layers 5 – Type 6 – Button 7 – Sounds 8 – Animation Flash for Director users Photoshop and Fireworks Users Freehand and Illustrator Users PLAN: Today: Focus on these tutorials Thursday: Other tutorials
Lesson 1 - Basics Topics Toolbar Screen Timeline “Assets” area Panels Application Create a new flash file, in preparation for play…
Lesson 2 - Drawing Topics Lines, rectangles, ovals Stroke and fill Modifiers Pencil tool Paint, fill, bucket, gradient Line properties Erasing Selecting – lasso, polygon Reshaping Scaling, rotating, transforming Application Using a combination of drawing tools (and imported images), create a background for an animation.
Lesson 4 - Layers Topics Understanding layers Selecting layers Application Insert a new layer into your animation Rename the layer
Layer 8 – Animation & Tweens Topics Running the animation Keyframes Tweens Motion Size Rotation Motion along a path Color Shape Application Use a layer other than your background layer to create an animated sequence. Play your animated sequence. Note: The online help discussion of animation provides another entry point for understanding animation, keyframes, and tweens.
Wrap - up Thursday Creating buttons Exporting for Web “Animated gifs” Interactive buttons