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Foundations of Animation

Learn how to animate objects using Adobe Animate software

Creating detailed animations can be confusing and complicated. It is important to understand the basic principles of animation before getting started. It is also important to understand the animation software before creating an animation. This course is designed to help you develop animation skills with using Adobe Animate software.

Lessons Include:

  • Understanding the features of the Adobe Animate software
  • Learning the basic principles of animation
  • Making interactive objects
  • Using stop action photography to create digital flipbooks
  • Creating tweens


Your Instructor


Dr. Kandice Smith
Dr. Kandice Smith

Dr. Kandice Smith received her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Technology Support and Training Management from the University of South Carolina in 2005 and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Webster University in 2009. She recently received her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with a concentration in Information Systems Management from Walden University in 2016. Dr. Smith is an Information Technology (IT) professional with over 10 years of experience. She also has several years of experience teaching college level courses related to business. She currently teaches high school Computer Science and Foundations of Animation courses and mentors college students. She is the Chair for the Academic/Curriculum committee for Accreditation and serves on the Science Committee for the 2017 Business & Management Sciences International Congress for Aston American University. She was recently also nominated to serve on the Instructional Materials Review Panel for Exploring Computer Science and IT Fundamentals courses for high schools in South Carolina.


Course Curriculum


  Getting Started
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  Animating 101
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  Creating Buttons
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  Stop Action
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  Creating Tweens
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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