Adobe Character Animator

Ok. It might look silly, but a lot went into this little animation!   To complete the above, I had to draw the face bits in Photoshop, import the PSD file to Character Animator, record it, export the recording to Media Encoder and upload here to the blog.  That was my afternoon – about 2.5…

Read More

Final Captivate 2017 Test

My trial period is almost over.  Normally, I pick up tools new tech really quickly, but the trial period for this tool simply wasn’t enough time. So, I’ll have to put it away for now. I’m sure that the ton of features make this a powerful tool, but it also means there is a bit…

Read More

Captivate 2017 Quiz

As I mentioned previously, I’m quite new to Adobe Captivate. So, it will come as no surprise that my first attempt at creating a quiz with Captivate has resulted in a less than optimal outcome.   I am still trying to get comfortable with the interface so, overall, things are taking me longer to accomplish…

Read More

Screen Resolution Explained

While I would love to see someone explain resolution using silly putty [nostalgia wave: Sunday comics and silly putty sessions!] this video explanation using a pin screen also makes me happy. It is clear and easy to understand and… fun.  🙂 This is all part of my quest to more fully understand resolution.  I thought I…

Read More

Quizmaker 360

Creating dynamic quizzes with Quizmaker 360 (part of the Articulate 360 suite) seems fairly easy, at first.   I mean, you can put together a quiz pretty quickly using the default templates.  Here’s my first attempt.  I only strayed outside the normal template by adding one image to a question slide.  The rest – including…

Read More

Replay 360

Replay 360, part of the Articulate 360 suite, is a fairly intuitive screen & webcam recording software. I recently attempted my first recording – and it didn’t turn out perfectly. The screen shifted right at about 1:58 into recording and my cursor was offset quite a bit. I contacted Articulate support (they’re always so helpful!)…

Read More

Transition Animations

There’s always something new to learn – especially when it comes to front-end web development. Between the changes in HTML, CSS, and Javascript and the changes in browsers, it is difficult to keep up. Even if coding was the only thing I did, I’d still find it challenging! Today, I was just working on some…

Read More

IF / Twine Take 2

In my previous Twine post, you probably saw the error messages regarding inventory items. That has not been fixed.  I decided to concentrate on some more basics before tackling the inventory monster. I am not retreating. I’m strategically moving in a new direction.   I always wish online courses used more audio (not more video…

Read More

First Experience with Captivate

Well, maybe not the first experience… I may have tried it out back before Adobe bought Macromedia.  It may have been named Robo-something or maybe it was already called Captivate. Then, I think I tried it again when it was Captivate 3? 4? in 2008. Basically, it was almost a decade ago the last time…

Read More