Joel Aarons
STEM & Media Arts Specialist

Making a Ball Bounce in Adobe Animate CC

Technical Tutorial Published 10/4/16 Last updated on 3/2/20

Introducing a massive industry standard program always has its challenges when dealing with younger kids. But my rule of thumb is to never dumb down to the kids, and keep instructions and activities simple and to the point.

Adobe Animate CC (previously called Adobe Flash Professional) is such a program. The kind of thing that I see animators and programmers do in Animate blows my mind and is way beyond my humble skills.

So, in that respect, it makes me the perfect person to teach Animate CC since I am only skilled in simple things! That’s ok, I’m a simple fella.

This project is adapted from the (curiously silent) tutorial I found by Pharkpoom Wisedsri at I’d like to think mine is a bit better since I talk through it and also mention where students can go wrong in doing the activity.

Let me know in the comments if this is something you want to try with your students! The file I begin with, I have put in the materials section if you want to follow along.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

Age Levels
1-2 Hours
Custom Standards
Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories (ACAMAM059)

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Héctor Adolfo Bernal Sandoval

Posted on 3/25/20 9:53:16 PM Permalink


Laura Gaston

Posted on 9/17/19 7:49:14 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Doug Jeans

Posted on 6/2/19 7:15:04 AM Permalink

​This is a nice, simple intro into animate. I'll try it with my students tomorrow. Thanks!

Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/2/19 6:33:18 AM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing!

raw selenium

Posted on 8/21/18 2:51:05 AM Permalink

​Thanks for posting! This was very helpful.

Angela Stevens

Posted on 3/7/18 9:16:12 PM Permalink

​Hello! Are you still offering this file download?

Joel Aarons

Posted on 3/7/18 9:39:39 PM Permalink

Sure. I've put it now in the materials section.​

Scott Winland

Posted on 11/20/16 5:53:15 AM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing!