Last week we spent a lot of time working on your logo in Photoshop/Illustrator and did a very basic Animate CC intro.
Today we are going to complete your logo file set up animation. Remember that this is an intro project to get you comfortable with the basic principles in Animate. Create logos that are showing simple animations that move, rotate, reflect, transform, scale, etc.
Key words to remember:
Timeline: Where you designate what kind and for how long you want your animation to be. Divided into layers. Each animated object should be its own layer!
Keyframe: The place where you want something to happen
Motion Tween: Setting properties for an object for continuous motion animation or transformation of an object. Motion tweens appear in the Timeline as a continuous span of frames that can be selected as a single object by default. Motion tweens are powerful and simple to create. And here
Symbol: Lynda: Animate CC
Frame Rate: The speed the animation is played at, measured in number of frames per second. A frame rate that is too slow makes the animation appear to stop and start; a frame rate thats too fast blurs the details of the animation. A frame rate of 24 fps is the default for Flash, giving the best results on the web.
Great 20 min video on Animated Logo – Also great for illustrating “erasing” frame by frame by “breaking apart” text
Another on HTML5 Banner Ad
Frame by Frame vs. Motion Tween Animation
GENERAL HELP from Adobe.com
Importing from Photoshop or Illustrator
Remember: Your Illustrator files are set up slightly differently by default. I will show you how to “Modify, Timeline, Distribute to Layers” within Flash.
Tweens: courtesy of Adobe.com
I will be demonstrating the following:
Additional Instructions from Adobe
1.Create new Animate CC document – HTML5
2.Importing .Ai or .PSD to Stage
3. (If Illustrator: Modify, Timeline, Distribute to Layers)
4. Select all Layers. Click on frame 100, Insert Keyframe.
5. Now your file is set up to start animating each layer separately within the 100 frame timeline for your animated logo. (Repeat this process for your banner as well)
6. I’ll also be showing you how to alter your created motion tweens in the Properties Panel (color effects, ease, orient to path, etc)
Keep in mind the general process of :
1. Making a Symbol 2. Inserting Keyframe 3. Creating Motion Tween
Dont do a lot of effects, glows, gradients in your Photoshop/Illustrator files – Animate tends to have trouble converting them and this effects how your layers will import.