You can animate your first name or a nickname. Make sure there are at least 6 “Letter Symbols” being animated. If your name is shorter than 6 letters, add some Dingbats (In your CArt1 folder, you have a file called dingbats.psd. Check that file to help select Dingbats.)
- Open a new file in Adobe Animate. Change the stage size to 600px W x 200px Ht. Change Frame Rate to 12fps. Change the background color to your favorite color.
- Insert a new layer. Use the Type Tool to type in the first letter of your name. Group it and make the letter a Graphic Symbol in the Library. Rename this layer so you can identify it.
- Insert another new layer. Use the type tool to type in the second letter of your name, and follow the same steps as above.
- Make sure each letter of your name is:
- On its own layer, the layer re-named so it’s easy to identify
- Grouped and transformed into a Graphic Symbol in the Library.
- On Frame 1 of your Timeline, position the letters to spell out your name. Then place a keyframe at 120 (now Frame 1 and Frame 120 are the same, so the animation will loop).
- Then place a Keyframe on Frame 24. DO NOT MOVE the Symbols on this Keyframe. (The reason why? So people have a full 2 seconds to read your name.) However, you can change the colors of the letters (using Properties Palette).
- Now place other Keyframes in the remaining Timeline.
- Move all the Letter/Symbols off the Stage. Then have the Letter/Symbols re-enter.
- During this 10 second animation you must use:
- Transform: Stretch, rotate, skew Symbols
- Properties: Change the colors, the Alpha of the Symbols
- Rotate on Tween: At least one time for each letter.