Join James Fritz for an in-depth discussion in this video Creative tip: Breaking down a complex animation, part of InDesign CS5: Interactive Documents and Presentations.
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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 Current Appearance to…To Current Location.…
That way you can see the motion path ends where the car currently is.…
- Studying new trends in digital design
- Creating a PDF and SWF presentation
- Building different navigation systems
- Creating interactive slideshows
- Animating a presentation as a SWF in InDesign
- Designing an interactive microsite
- Adding video and audio to a document
- Building an interactive TOC with buttons
- Using InDesign and Flash to build an interactive catalog
- InDesign to Flash production tips
Skill Level Intermediate
InDesign CS5 Essential Trainingwith David Blatner10h 33m Beginner
1. Trends in Digital Design
2. Setting Up InDesign for Designing Digital Documents
3. Presentation File Format Options and Tips
4. Creating a Simple PDF or SWF Slide Presentation
5. Adding Advanced PDF Presentation Options
6. Building the Presentation as a Complex SWF File
7. Creating an Interactive Microsite
8. Creating an interactive Mood Board
9. Creating an Interactive Catalog
10. Converting from InDesign to Flash Professional
11. Production Tips for Going from InDesign to Flash
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