Assignment 1 An Introduction to Animation
Gain an understanding of the history of animation.
Assignment 2 View an Animated Story
Differentiate between the types of animation used in a video.
Assignment 3 Explore Animate CC
Set the workspace, view tools, and adjust panels.
Assignment 4 Create Lines and Shapes
Distinguish between object drawing modes.
Assignment 5 Draw with the Pencil and Brush
Sketch freehand, erase content, and add text.
Assignment 6 Explore Drawing Tools on the Tools Panel
Discover tools by creating a garden.
Assignment 7 Use Editing Pane to Make a Car
Stack, group, and alter objects.
Assignment 8 Take the Drawing Challenge
Apply skills to illustrate a bear or chick.
Assignment 9 About the Timeline
Explore frames, frame rate, keyframes, layers, and scenes.
Assignment 10 Create Scene 1 In a Land Far, Far Away
Sequence images to begin the story.
Assignment 11 What is Frame by Frame Animation?
Learn about keyframes and animation.
Assignment 12 Create Scene 2 The Planet
Introduce the character by animating the planet surface.
Assignment 13 Create Scene 3 The Hover Craft
Animate the character driving a spaceship.
Assignment 14 Frame by Frame Animation Challenge
Make a sign or a waving alien rock creature.
Assignment 15 What is a Motion Tween?
Discover how to move objects across the stage.
Assignment 16 Create Scene 4 Blast Off
Design a spaceship and launch it into outer space.
Assignment 17 Create Scene 5 In Outer Space
Animate a spaceship to gradually increase in size.
Assignment 18 Motion Tween Animation Challenge
Spin a star or fly a comet.
Assignment 19 What is a Shape Tween?
Learn about morphing objects.
Assignment 20 Create Scene 6 A Strange Moon
Morph an object from one shape into another.
Assignment 21 Create Scene 7 Alien Friend
Animate an alien’s mouth to look like it is talking.
Assignment 22 Shape Tween Animation Challenge
Transform the shape of a sun or body part.
Assignment 23 What is the Bone Tool?
Learn about animating poses using a skeleton frame.
Assignment 24 Create Scene 8 Dance Party
Sequence poses to animate an alien stick man.
Assignment 25 Edit Scene 8 More Dancing
Assemble a robot using symbols. Animate the body parts.
Assignment 26 What is a Motion Path?
Learn how to lock an object to a guideline.
Assignment 27 Create Scene 9 Blast Off from Planet
Fly a spaceship along a motion path.
Assignment 28 Create Scene 10 Land Back Home
Orient a spaceship to the path. Adjust speed.
Assignment 29 Motion Path Animation Challenge
Roll a rock creature or have alien leave ship.
Assignment 30 Add Music or Effects to Scenes
Enhance action by placing sound clips on Timeline.
Assignment 31 Edit the Document and Export as a Movie
Use a checklist to improve animation.
Assignment 32 Select an Idea
Study animation suggestions. Outline a plan for an animation project.
Assignment 33 Create the Document
Apply drawing and animation techniques.
Assignment 34 Share the Movie with Others
Explain artistic choices used in animation project.
Optional Animation for Beginners Activities
- Flip and Align Objects: Arrange objects on the stage or to each other.
- Using Layers: Organize content on the stage using layers.
- Create a Movie Clip: Animate a spinning star and save it as a movie clip.
- Working with Scenes: Insert, rename, and delete scenes.
- Express Yourself: Use a shape tween to morph letters.
- Export as a Video: Convert an .swf file to an .mp4. Share with friends.