INBETWEENS: 2D Animation principle

17 December, 2008
INBETWEENS: 2D Animation principle

INBETWEENS: Animation principle The drawings that come between key drawings are called inbetweens. As the inbetweens are added the action looks more complete and appealing.   Notices that drawings numbered 2 to 16 are inserted between the key drawings 1 and 17 these are the inbetweens for this action. What Are Inbetweens?  ‘Inbetweens’ are those…

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POSING: 2D Animation principle

17 December, 2008
POSING: 2D Animation principle

POSING: Animation principle Posing/key framing is an important principle of animation since it demands both extreme stylized drawing skills and technical expertise. Posing means creating essential key frames that carries the action of the character or object in a specified path of action. A posing artist, basically a key animator, should have complete knowledge about…

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KEY DRAWINGS / FRAMES

17 December, 2008
KEY DRAWINGS / FRAMES

KEY DRAWINGS / FRAMES  - Animation principle We know that animation is nothing but a combined movement of individual frames. Key drawings are communicators of your action.   In the above example, notice the main key position that can communicate the whole action. Drawings at the key positions are know as key drawings or frames,…

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STORY – storyboard DEVELOPMENT

22 October, 2008
STORY – storyboard DEVELOPMENT

STORY DEVELOPMENT   Building the storyboard is an integral part of putting together an animated feature. The process provides not only a visual interpretation of the script; it also allows designers in each department to get a feel for what is being presented on screen.   Creating the visual story composed of consecutive story sketch…

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LAYOUT

22 October, 2008
LAYOUT

LAYOUT   The Layout Artist   The Layout Artist sets the stage for the animation. They render pencil background layouts for each production scene, referring to the story sketch and research materials gathered on the relevant geography or time period. Although the rendered layouts never appear in the final production, they are the catalyst for…

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BACKGROUND Drawing

22 October, 2008
BACKGROUND Drawing

BACKGROUND       Background Painting   While the characters and special effects in an animated film may be altered every frame or every other frame to create the illusion of action, the environment surrounding them is generally held behind (or in front of) them for an entire scene. The backgrounds, overlay, and underlay are…

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2d-composition

22 October, 2008

COMPOSITION   Like characters backgrounds also play a very important role and demands very special skills like layouts and paintings. Different scenarios like landscape, seascape and cityscapes would have similarities between them, which are the stylized pattern among all the elements. For example, the clouds when drawn would be made of straight or curved lines,…

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LIGHT AND SHADOW

22 October, 2008
LIGHT AND SHADOW

LIGHT AND SHADOW   Light on any character or object brings depth and dimension to it. The concept of light is very simple. The area that is exposed to the light source will look brighter than the area that is not. Light source can originate from any direction; sometimes the number of light sources can…

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LIP SYNC & MOUTH CHART

22 October, 2008
LIP SYNC & MOUTH CHART

LIP SYNC & MOUTH CHART     Lip-sync – 1   In full animation, it is important for a character to mime. When he is speaking, therefore his miming must be rarely synchronized to the soundtrack. Dialogue is invariably recorded before production and the timing of it is passed to the animator as a phonetic…

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Character EXPRESSIONS

22 October, 2008
Character EXPRESSIONS

EXPRESSIONS   Simple characters can be very expressive. Expressions bring life to character. These kind of simple expressions are good options for Web Animation.       Expression Chart:   Expression chart is a reference material to animators. Before animation begins on any character the animators will be provided with an expression chart of the…

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