Animation is a visual art form that uses drawings or models to create the illusion of movement. It is a powerful tool to communicate ideas, entertain, and educate. Animation can be used in a variety of mediums, including film, television, and video games.
Intro to Animation
Keyframe Animation: A type of animation that uses a series of 'key' or 'control' frames to define the motion of objects. Each keyframe is a snapshot of the objects position at a given point in time. Timeline Animation: A type of animation that uses a timeline to organize and control the animation of objects. Animators can add and delete frames, modify the order of frames, and control the speed of animation. Interpolation: The process of calculating the values between two given points on a timeline, such as position, rotation, or color, in order to create a smooth animation.
The first animation was created by French cartoonist Émile Cohl in 1908. A single second of animation can take up to 24 drawings to create. Computer generated animation, or CGI, is now the most commonly used type of animation.
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Work together in pairs: What is the difference between frame-by-frame animation and tweening animation?
And give an example of each!
How does the process of animation bring characters and stories to life?
Brain break: Draw a peanut butter and jelly sandwich dancing with a slice of cheese
What is the process of creating an illusion of movement through a rapid sequence of still images called?
Which technique involves manipulating physical objects or models to create animation?
- CGI animation
- 2D animation
- Stop-motion animation
Which Disney film is considered the first-ever full-length animated feature film?
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The Lion King
What is a keyframe in animation?
- Is something that defines the starting and/or ending point of any smooth transition.
- A frame with no movement, used to establish a starting point.
- A frame that contains only text.
What software is commonly used for digital 2D animations?