What is animation?

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Animation is the filming a sequence of drawings or positions of models to create an illusion of movement. It is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision.

Traditional animation-

An example of traditional animation, a horse animated by rotoscoping from Edweard Muybridge's 19th century photos.

An example of traditional animation, a horse animated by rotoscoping from Edweard Muybridge's 19th century photos.

Also called cel animation, the frames of a traditionally animated movie are hand-drawn. The drawings are traced or copied onto transparent plastic sheets called cels, which are then placed over a painted background and photographed one by one on a rostrum camera. Nowadays, the use of cels (and cameras) is mostly obsolete, since the drawings are scanned into computers, and digitally transferred directly to 35 mm film. The "look" of traditional cel animation is still preserved, and the character animator's work has remained essentially the same over the past 70 years. Because of the digital influence over modern cel animation, it is also known as tradigital animation.

Examples: The Lion King, Spirited Away, Les Triplettes de Belleville

Full animation-

The most common style in animation, known for its realistic and often very detailed art.

Examples: All Disney feature length animated films, The Secret of NIMH, The Iron Giant

Limited animation-

A cheaper process of making animated cartoons that does not follow a "realistic" approach.

Examples: The Flintstones, Yellow Submarine

Rubber hose-

The characters are usually cartoony, and the animators have a lot of artistic freedom as rubber hose animation don't have to follow the laws of physics and anatomy in the same degree as the other main styles in animation.

Examples: Early Mickey Mouse cartoons, Ren and Stimpy, Popeye

Rotoscoping-

A technique where animators trace live action movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films.

Examples: Gulliver's Travels, A Scanner Darkly, American Pop

Stop motion-

This is any type of animation which requires the animator to alter the scene, shoot frame, alter the scene and shoot a frame and so on, to create the animation.

Cutout animation-

This is a type of stop motion animation. Here the figures are comprised of several 2-dimensional pieces which are moved individually, frame by frame, to create movement.

    

Examples: the animated sequences of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Tale of Tales

Silhouette animation-

A type of cutout animation where the viewer only sees black silhouettes. The world's oldest surviving animated feature film (The Adventures of Prince Achmed, 1926) used this method.

Graphic animation

Puppet animation-

Again a type of stop motion animation. Here figures are puppets, generally with an armature inside of them to keep them still and steady as well as allow them to move at particular joints. The puppets are moved frame by frame, much like in cutout animation.

Examples: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Robot Chicken, The Tale of the Fox

                

Often abbreviated to claymation, this is also a type of stop-motion animation. The difference of course being that the figures are made of clay or a similar malleable material. The figures often have an armature inside of them, effectively making it a type of puppet animation. However, this is not always the case, notably in the films of Bruce Bickford where clay creatures continuosly morph into a variety of different shapes.

    Examples: Creature Comforts, Dimensions of Dialogue by Jan ҆vankmajer, The Amazing Mr. Bickford

    

Computer animation-

Like stop motion, this encompasses a variety of techniques, the unifying idea being that the animation is created digitally on a computer.

3D animation-

Figures are created in the computer using polygons. To allow these meshes to move they are given a digital armature. This process is called rigging. Various other techniques can be applied, such a simulated fur or hair, effects such as fire and water and the use of motion capture to name but a few.

Examples:

-The Incredibles, Shrek

-Cel-shaded animation

   

Drawn on film animation-

A technique where footage is produced by creating the images directly on film stock.

Paint-on-glass animation-

A technique for making animated films by manipulating slow-drying oil paints on sheets of glass.

Pinscreen animation-

Makes use of a screen filled with movable pins, which can be moved in or out by pressing an object onto the screen. The screen is lit from the side so that the pins cast shadows. The technique has been used to create animated films with a range of textural effects difficult to achieve with traditional cel animation.

Sand animation-

Sand is moved around on a backlighted piece of glass to create each frame for an animated film.

Combining techniques-

As mentioned, techniques are often combined for either creative or economic reasons. The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello is a cutout animated film, but is created on a computer. South Park has gone from being composed of paper cutouts, to being created of cutouts created in the computer. The Iron Giant, meanwhile, was completely cel animated with the exception of its title character, who was created in 3D and cel shaded.

Other techniques and approaches-

    * Character animation

    * Chuckimation

    * Multi-sketching

    * Onion skinning

    * PowerPoint animation

    * Skeletal animation

    * Special effects animation

    * Windows Movie Maker Animation
Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation
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I like Anime (Japan) because most animes have great storylines and are unique. I also like how it is drawn and how there are so many genres, so no matter how you feel, there is probably an anime for you. Most have a moral in them and they give you something to think about. My favorite animation growing up was between Bugs Bunny and Sailor Moon. At the time, i didn't know Sailor Moon was an anime, much less, what anime actually was. I watched Bugs Bunny because it was my dad's favorite show growing up but i definitely liked sailor moon better. It was English dubbed when i had watched it then but i did watch a few subbed episodes recently to see if the experience was any different. It was but i liked the dubs of it better maybe because i grew up with that and the Japanese sounded strange. I have watched over 35 animes now, most in Japanese, a few dubbed English and one or two in Chinese. Ahh sorry if i bored you.. was that more of a rant? =_= Oh Well, Ja ~
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The characters are usually cartoony, and the animators have a lot of artistic freedom as rubber hose animation don't have to follow the laws of physics and anatomy in the same degree as the other main styles in animation.

Examples: Early Mickey Mouse cartoons, Ren and Stimpy, Popeye

Different types of animations are -

1. Traditional animation (also called cel animation)

2. Cartoon animation

3. Silhouette animation (cutout animation)

4. Graphic animation

5. Puppet animation (stop motion)

6. Clay animation (clay motion)

7. 3D animation (computer using polygons)

8.Character animation
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It is the process of creating a continuous motion and shape change illusion. It means the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. There are different animation pictures and it's a modern age and people like to watch 3D animation.
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Animation is the process of creating a continuous motion and shape change illusion by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally
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Animation is the filming of a sequence of drawings or positions of models to create an illusion of movement. It is an optical illusion of motion due to the phenomenon of persistence of vision
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