2D Digital Animation with Flash Part-1
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2D Digital Animation with Flash Part-1

Learn Flash Animation in easy steps.
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What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will be able to do simple flash animations, give life to a character and get ready for next level of animations.
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  • Adobe Flash CS3 or any updated version, Headfones or speakers.

This module will teach you how we can use flash tools and techniques for Conventional Character Animation. The module will also introduce you to basic traditional animation principles which will help you better understand how to use these techniques in your character animation. Also it will teach you how to render various outputs from flash. You can complete this course in 1 month if you dedicate 2 hours a day. This is 1st part so focus is on basics. Today's increasing use of flash for animation/gaming makes this course a worth to take.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone above 12 year old can enroll for this course. Should be able to work on computer. School and College students will be benifited most.
  • Anyone who wants to learn cartoon animation
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
4 Lectures 02:12:58

Before you dive into 2D Flash Animation, get familiar with the amazing facilities Flash offers! Know how to use the many tools available in Flash's Toolbox. Also explore the host of facilities the software's Menu Bar offers. This tutorial will familiarize you with the Interface of Adobe Flash and demonstrate how to interact with it to get the best results.

Preview 30:40

This tutorial takes you through one of the most important topics – Symbols. It clarifies the concept of symbols, explains the different types of symbols used in Flash, and the techniques to use them. Get to know the advantages of symbols in 2D Flash Animation. Learn how to assign special Filter Effects to symbols and animate them. The tutorial also shows how to use symbols in Animation, Web development and Web Applications.

Types of Symbol

Background Dissection is a vital step in animation that comprises transformation of heavy bitmap images into simple-to-animate vector objects that can be edited as and when needed. In this tutorial, learn how to recreate the bitmap background image and its elements one by one, using the Background Tracing technique with simple tools and the concept of “Group”. Also get a bird's eye view of the role of Background Dissection in Animation Process.

Background Dissection

Here's a tutorial that shows you how to give the Camera feel to your animation. Learn how to use simple techniques like Panning, Scale Up and Scale Down to make the viewer feel as if your animation is being shot through a real camera. Also know some essential quick ideas to extend a static background image by reusing existing objects, so that you can have better freedom in using your camera.

Camera Movements
3 Lectures 01:25:05

One of the most used processes in 2D Animation and Animated Flash Presentations, Masking is a technique that helps you cover parts you don't want to show on screen to create an effect. In this tutorial, you will learn what a mask is? When and how is it used? Through two interesting rapid assignments, you will know how masking can be used to highlight a specific area in the image, or to achieve a fantastic visual effect!

Masking Techniques

Flash's Motion Guide facility helps you move an object on a specific path and play around with the speed of animation and its visual depth. Learn this technique through a cute butterfly assignment that demonstrates the technique of making such a guided movement charming and realistic!

Add Motion Guide

Shape Tween is a fundamental animation technique that directly uses vector objects. In this tutorial, learn how to morph one shape into another. Check out the Shape Hints option that can make the morphing animation smoother, and give it a 3D look.

Shape Tween Animation
Animated Greeting Cards
3 Lectures 01:16:42

In this tutorial we will learn to create an animated Birthday Greeting card which is easy to make in Flash. The lesson is about the using the previously learned tricks, techniques and different tools to create beautiful Birthday card in Flash. We will create vector based elements from the reference images and using simple Motion-Tween technique for the animation with the help of this tutorial, similarly you can create your own digital greeting cards.

Animate Birthday Greeting Card

In this assignment we will learn to create an impressive and beautiful ‘CHRISTMAS GREETING CARD’ using various elements in Adobe Flash. In this tutorial we will see how to animate twinkling stars, ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ text, Star at the top of the Christmas tree and essentially the ‘Snow Fall’. Without applying lot of efforts we can create a beautiful ‘Christmas Greeting card’.

Animate Christmas Greeting Card

This time we are going to create a beautiful ‘Diwali Greeting Card’ in Adobe Flash. You can directly share with your loved ones wishing them ‘A VERY HAPPY DIWALI’. This tutorial shows you how to implement the ideas smartly . You will find this tutorial interesting and more creative.

Animate Diwali Greeting Card
Character Animation
1 Lecture 01:34

This video will take you back to Character Animation Tutorials journey in this course!

Preview 01:34
About the Instructor
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Aroha Media

Aroha Media is a full-service Digital Art/Design and 2D digital animation studio offering end to end solutions in 2D computer animation, art and design for mobile games and digital illustration. Aroha has delivered several seasons of International broadcast animation, several art solutions for mobile games for IOS and android, promotional videos and design and animation solutions to several International E-learning products. Aroha has a core team of highly skilled and experienced Designers and Artists that are versatile and provide high quality visual designs across several platforms.

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