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Introduction to Adobe Animate
Course: CIS120DC

First Term: 2020 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Focuses on entry-level skill expectations for digital animation using Adobe Animate. Covers basic animation techniques used in the creation, manipulation, and editing of animation graphics. Prepares students for the Adobe certifications related to Adobe Animate.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use the Adobe Animate interface. (I)
2. Identify Adobe Animate tools. (I, II)
3. Create vector graphics to create simple animations. (II)
4. Produce motion and shape tweens. (III, IV, V)
5. Use layers and timelines to create animation. (I, V, VI)
6. Create special effects. (IV, V)
7. Create interactive navigation using buttons. (VI, VII)
8. Create text and text effects to enhance animations. (VII)
9. Identify and utilize sound and video in animations. (VIII)
10. Identify and utilize Rich Media design elements. (VIII)
11. Produce design documentation. (IX)
12. Produce Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) documents for delivery to the World Wide Web (WWW) and various devices. (IX)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. User Interface
   A. Workspace, tools, and library
   B. Timeline
   C. Modify, save, preview, and publish
   D. Updates
II. Working with graphics
   A. Shapes, strokes, gradients, and fills
   B. Selections
   C. Drawing tools
   D. Curves
   E. Transparencies
   F. Text
   G. Position
III. Creating and editing symbols
   A. Import different file formats
   B. Symbols
   C. Instances
   D. Filters
   E. 3D
IV. Adding Animation
   A. Tween
   B. Animation effects
   C. Path
   D. Nest and order
   E. Easing
   F. 3D motion
   G. Produce masks
   H. Looping animations
   I. Test
V. Advanced animation
   A. Motion editor
   B. Edit curves
   C. Edit easing
VI. Interactive navigation
   A. Buttons
   B. ActionScript
   C. Actions
   D. Event handlers
   E. Keyframes
   F. Code snippets
   G. Hyperlink
VII. Text
   A. Text types and paragraphs
   B. Creating user-input text
VIII. Audio and video
   A. Add, edit, and delete audio
   B. Encoders
   C. External video
   D. Add, edit, and delete video
   E. Cue points
   F. Embedding video and audio
IX. Publishing
   A. Test, publish, and organize
   B. Advanced HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
   C. Desktop and mobile devices
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 25, 2020

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