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“Getting Started” - Part 2

I am happy you were intrigued with Part 1, and that you’ve found your way back! It would seem that a little trickle of knowledge goes a long way when you know there is SO MUCH MORE to be learned about the Animatron Editor. Well then, let us continue our tour of the Editor Workspace, shall we?

The Main Menu contains a few helpful goodies that can assist you with your project workflow, so let’s explore.

“Getting Started” - Part 1

Looking to familiarize yourself with the Animatron Editor? This multi-parted, informative guide will entice your curiosities with the heart of our awesome animation software by providing a thorough and in-depth tour of the Editor Workspace!

Workspace Overview

The Animatron Editor provides you with a clean and simple collection of menus, tools and helpful panels known as the Workspace.

If you use any of social platform like Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you probably already customized your profile once or twice.

We too, provide you with an opportunity to make your profile page standout! Here at Animatron.com we believe that an animated profile page is an attractive and fun place to have yet another opportunity to show off your creativity and let people who have never met you in person, form a strong, snap impression about you and your work. Let’s see how we can make your profile look more engaging:

Animatron.com is celebrating with a new animation on our landing page, where a four-leaf clover brings gold and rainbows to Animatron Hero and Animatrini! If you haven’t seen our new color tween feature – where the colors in your animation fade seamlessly from one to another – you can see it in brilliant green in this delightful animation!

Bring the luck ’o the Irish to your Animatron projects!

Just in time for the holiday, we’ve added some Emerald Isle shapes to the toolbar. You can use these figures to send holiday cards to your friends and family, or just to have fun. Raise your glass to St. Patrick, and make your animations shine like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
Here’s wishing all our Irish friends – and, on St. Patty’s Day, everyone is Irish!! – a happy and healthy holiday!

When you open Animatron Editor at editor.animatron.com you are navigating directly to Cloudfront - Amazon Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Just in case you were living in a cave and don’t know what CDN is, here is how Amazon describes it:

Amazon CloudFront is a web service that gives businesses and web application developers an easy and cost effective way to distribute content with low latency and high data transfer speeds.

In other words, it is a way to make static content load quickly anywhere in the world. Animatron Editor is a javascript application – it is essentially static content – so it is a perfect candidate for distribution via a CDN.

Animatron is working hard to refine our interactivity. Meanwhile, our Player already has an API through which you have full control of your movie. You can give the user the ability to switch layers with the press of a key. It’s an easy thing to set up if you familiar with JavaScript and HTML5. (And you are willing to embed the project into a website)

First, prepare your project in the Animatron Editor.

At the end of November, our marketing manager announced that she was leaving us for greener pastures. The team was shocked, our CEO shaken! – no one could believe a better place than Animatron existed! Still, here we were at a farewell lunch for Catherine, wishing her luck in her new work life. I was doing QA at that time, and stepped in to pinch-hit until we could find a replacement, hardly a simple task. Over the course of a couple of months we noticed that the sky didn’t fall after all, and the number of our followers on Twitter increased five times, along with their engagement! The Animatron blog was populated with interesting content and the number of new sign-ups hit an all-time high. I am pleased with the results, I enjoy this work and I’m staying put!

We are thrilled to announce the integration of Animatron and Stepic.org! It’s the start of a long and fruitful collaboration!

First, I would like to introduce Stepic to the Animatron audience. Stepic is an educational engine and platform, focused on STEM open lessons. The Stepic platform allows educators to easily create practice-oriented, interactive tutorials.

… plus a peek at the story behind the animation.

Valentine’s Day is a day when all hearts warm to love. We’ve been thinking about love here at Animatron, too, and we were inspired to find a true love for our hero, Animatron!! Our team absolutely adores the new home page animation featuring Animatron Hero and his girlfriend, Animatrini!!