Looking to enhance your next web development project? Or learn one of the most sort after animation skills?
Within two hours you will have created Six SVG projects looking at a number of different animation techniques. Using animation within the user interface of a website is now standard practise. This fast and effective course will introduce use to new ways to improve your client projects.
All SVG files are provided but we do also work through creating the SVG files in Adobe Illustrator(or Similar). Lessons are taught with video screencasts, explained in detail as we work through real projects created directly for this course.
- Animating Logos
- Animating Social Icons
- Hand Drawing Text
- CSS animation properties explained
- Using Gradients over Text and Icons (Cross Browser)
- Using Masks
- Using CodePen
- Introduction to SVG Optimisation Online
For a complete beginner to SVG we recommend taking our other course in the series.
Introduction to SVG creation process. In this lesson we look at the steps used for each project to create the svg files we will be animating.
Optimise .svg files online. In this lesson we go through the process of using the online tool OMG SVG to improve our svg creations by making the code a smaller file size and easier to read.
In this lesson we look at the settings used when creating a new project on Codepen.io. Setting to Remember.
Introduction to the Shapes Project. Across the next four lessons we work through an svg project from scratch.
Creating the SVG.
In this Lesson we look at creating line animations in svg. Students will recap the stroke-dasharray/stroke-dashoffset technique of creating animations where lines of the svg shape are drawn out.
The purpose of this lesson is to take a longer look at the animation properties we have been using in our projects.
This lesson aims to work through the difference between using a from/to animation and a percentage based animation e.g 10/50/100.
You may find depending on how you created your svg in adobe illustrator you animation might run backwards. We look at the four possibilities for drawing/un-drawing you svg shapes.
In this lesson we use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to simulate using a graphics tablet for hand drawn text. Once we have our text we get setup in Codepen with a new project.
We use what we learned in the previous lesson about animation directions to make sure our hand drawn text is drawn out in the correct way. This is a popular and much requested technique.
This section is based around creating three unique social media animations. Animations such as these are seen around the web and often more unexperienced developers may feel they have to copy code examples or use plugins to achieve these effects. We work through three examples to show how easily these results can be achieved once you know how.
Twitter Icon - In this lesson we work through creating a custom animation for our Twitter icon.
Youtube Icon - In this lesson we work through creating a custom animation for our Youtube icon.
Facebook Icon - In this lesson we work through creating a custom animation for our Facebook icon.
Gradients - In this lesson we look at creating gradients using svg code. We take an svg created in Illustrator then create the gradient in code in CodePen. After creating our gradient we look at how to easily apply it to any other element within our svg.
Texture - In this lesson we look at applying a texture to an svg icon or text by using a mask and any black/white image.
Opacity Masks - In this lesson we look at using masks to control what parts of the svg we can see. This technique allows for some very interesting and advanced animations. By completing this animation students will know how to use css animations to reveal parts of svg shapes with another svg shape.
Congratulations for completing this course on svg animation. We hop to see you in a future course. Please remember to rate the course if you found it useful. Thank You.
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