Starting this Saturday from 12-3 pm PST and every Saturday after that, I will be streaming live on the Adobe Twitch channel and animating nonsense using Adobe Animate. This week we’ll continue animating a scene with a robot ninja I roughed out last week called Tinja… Yahhh! Join me if you can! That’s 12-3 PST this Saturday only on:
Might as well use this site for my own promoting as well huh?
Soooo, this coming Friday morning 8/12, I (Mike Milo) will be broadcasting live from 9-12 PST on Adobe’s Twitch channel and animating using Adobe’s Animate software. Not quite sure exactly what I’ll animate but it’ll be fun so please tune in and watch me talk about the animation business and make funny pictures move right there in front of your face! You can even ask questions via the embedded chat. https://www.twitch.tv/adobe
Following Animateâ€™s rebirth just a few months ago, Adobe’sÂ latest update is actually attempting to include animators and artists, which a huge welcome change! The two biggest additions are allowing a layer to be transparent! I know that’s SO 1995 but at least they’re finally listening! Also a new inclusion is the Frame Picker which mimics Lipper and Keyframe Caddy but is now included in the Application itself. The one thing I’m hoping for in the next version is to have the Frame Picker set a keyframe when you select a drawing form it’s display. Also there is the new-ish Pattern Brushes, which is very similar to Illustrator’s brushes and while I personally have not found much use for them, they AREÂ an artists addition and you might find a need for them. Actually IÂ take it back, I made wallpaper on a background once using them.
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Visually preview and choose the first frame for a graphic symbol. In previous releases, you could not preview the frames without getting within the symbol. This feature enhances the user experience for animation workflows such as Lip Sync.
You can now skip manual workarounds and sketch on top of other layers right inside Animate. To set the visibility of the layer to transparent,Â Shift+Click on the eye column in the timeline.
Paint a vector pattern along the path or stretch to its entire length. You can use the integrated global library within Animate to use Art and Pattern brushes. In addition to the default brush presets, you can import new Pattern BrushesÂ to your Animate document using the CC Libraries.Â See them in action here.