Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation


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Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation

Sometimes it's useful to work backwards when you're trying to create an animation. In this creative tip, we're going to reverse engineer an animation to learn how it was created and hopefully inspire you to make your own animations. Let's watch this animation closely. The animation begins with a pump slowly fading in. Next you see an electrical vehicle drive in and stop. Then you'll see it get filled up. Finally, we'll see "Charge 'ER Up" rotate up. This may look like a complicated animation, but it really isn't that hard to create. Let's go back to InDesign.

Inside InDesign, let's start with the fuel pump. With the pump selected, I'm going to go to the Animation panel and choose Fade In. Next I'm going to select the EV Car, go to the Animation panel, and choose Move Left. You can see from the motion path that it wants to move to the left. Well I want the car to end up here. I'm going to change the Animation properties From Curren...

Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation
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Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by James Fritz as part of the InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations

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Design Web
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