Adobe Animate Multimedia Deign

Research: Adobe Animate

Next semester I will teach Adobe Animate and integrate the animations with WordPress. In this blog I will collect resources and tutorials as a preparation for the next semester’s UX classs for Multimedia Designers.

Tutorials Adobe Animate

“RubberNinja’s” tutorial is an introduction to the basic user interface (UI):

The next tutorial by “TipTut” with almost one hour of basic instruction. This is a good starting point, if you use Adobe Animate for the first time. It’s a quite long video, but you’ll get an idea of the animation workflow.

For those of us who knew Adobe Flash (killed by Steve Jobs a few years before his death): the workflow in Adobe Animate is almost the same.

Next steps:

  • Export to HTML canvas via Adobe Animate
  • Create a WordPress costum page
  • Implement the resulting code in WordPress
  • Enqueue scripts

Codewise you’ll see that knowledge of JavaScript is an advantage. Probably I’ll have to create some video tutorials about this on my YouTube channel.

Animation Theory

12 Principles of Animation


Williams, Richard: Animator’s Survival Kit (2012)

Multimedia Deign

FAQ: Multimedia Designer Internship

Why internship?

The internship will give you experiences from the Multimedia business. In the end you will have to reflect on what you’ve learned in a report. You will get a grade based on these reflections.

“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” (John Dewey)

The Internship Length

Your internship will last 10 weeks. If you and the company wish a longer internship you can do it. However, this arrangement is between you and the internship company. Make sure that the company knows that you will need time in order to write the final thesis. After all that’s what will give you the diploma in the end.

The Learning Objectives

What is the deeper purpose with your internship? Figure out what you’re about to learn. Write five learning objectives.

The Logbook

During the internship reflect on what you learn. Try to write a log or diary every day when you get home. The log is a practical tool – even frustrations may be usefull when you write the internship report.

You can make this log in any way you want to, for instance:

  • Blog
  • Vlog
  • WordPress (or another CMS)
  • Word-file
  • A good oldfashioned diary
  • Or similar feel free to experiment

The Report

After the internship you must write a report. This report is graded according to the seveen step scale.

The curriculum will give you an idea of the content and structure for your report. Here is the curriculum. Go to page 10 paragraph 3.6. Here is everything you need to know about the report.

Since you know the structure of the report before the internship begins you could have these bullet points of the curriculum in the back of your mind when you work on your log.