Rigging and Animating in Adobe Animate by Chad Troftgruben

Rigging and Animating in Adobe Animate

Rig and animate a character using Animate CC. Parent layers, create templates with symbols and save reusable actions!

3 hours of content to get you animating properly with Animate CC!

Animate CC, previously known as Flash, is one of the most well known programs for animation. And with the ability to parent layers, create templates with symbols and save reusable actions, character animation has never been easier! If you're looking to get a jump start with animating characters in Animate CC, than this course is for you!

More specifically, in this course you will learn how to:
  • Properly set up a character for Animate CC
  • Create symbols for head turn, eye and mouth animations
  • Properly place symbol origin points for proper limb motions
  • Parent layers for easier animation (a NEW feature introduced in Animate CC 2019)
  • Animate a jump animation with Motion Tweening
  • Lip sync with the Frame Picker
  • Polish and correct animations
  • Export animations with Adobe Media Encoder
What you’ll learn
  • Successfully rig and animate a full character using Layer Parenting, Symbols and Motion Tweening
Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?
  • Basic understanding of the tools, Properties Inspector, Library and Timeline in Animate CC
  • A subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud for access to Animate CC
Who this course is for:
  • Students looking to animate 2D cartoon characters
  • Students looking to learn about the new Layer Parenting feature
  • Students looking for a crash course in Animate CC animation

What's included?

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Downloadable Source Files
84.2 MB
What You Will Learn in this Course
3 mins
Preparing Assets for Animate CC
Overview of Character Design
5 mins
Compressing Characters in Photoshop
17 mins
Importing Assets and Preparing Animate CC Stage
6 mins
Setting up the Head for Animation
Setting Up Head Phases with Symbols
11 mins
Redesigning the Eyes
6 mins
Creating Eye Phases
20 mins
Creating Eyebrow Phases
6 mins
Assembling Mouth Poses into a Symbol
4 mins
Setting up the Body for Animation
Assembling Hand Poses into a Symbol
4 mins
Assembling Hair Poses into a Symbol
4 mins
Converting Body Parts to Symbols
5 mins
Properly Placing Origin Points
4 mins
Parenting Layers for Proper Connections
8 mins
Correcting Limb Movements
11 mins
Animating the Character
Setting the Background
3 mins
Laying Out Jump Motion Tween
10 mins
Animating the Jump
11 mins
Refining the Jump
3 mins
Animating the Eyes and Eyebrows
8 mins
Lip Syncing with the Frame Picker
9 mins
Animating Body Dialogue
12 mins
Keying and Swapping the Hands
6 mins
Wrapping Up
Polishing the Animation
12 mins
Exporting the Animation
5 mins
Final Thoughts
1 min

Premium Animation Lessons and Files

Lessons and assets for Moho/Anime Studio Pro, Character Animator, After Effects, Animate and Procreate