Animation Task 1 Essay

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Task 1 – Basics of Animation
Traditional animation
In the following task I was asked to research in animation techniques as the company Graphics by PJ wants to expand in this field. I will be explaining bellow the different types of animation and their uses of animation.

Different types of animation:

Cell animation

Stop motion animation

Computer animation

Traditional animation:

This was processed and used in most animated films in the 20thcentery. This technique is probably not used as much as it was in the past. An example where this was used is in tv shows such as Ed, Edd and Eddy which eventually switched over to computer called animation after season 3. Traditional animations contain cel animation or hand-drawn animation. I have shown an example of cel animation with the image bellow. The image shows different frames to show the actual animation. The images would be played at certain speeds depending on the image.




Stop motion
Much like to cell animation, stop motion animations involves taking photographs of the subject. However, unlike traditional animation the object is not drawn but is made up by physical objects. It is done by taking pictures of them to bring the object to life. A good example of this would be ‘’Wallace and Grommit’. Scenery is put up and little adjustments are made to the sculptures. A long time is spent to make these scenes.

Computer animation
Computer animation is a process which is used to generate animated images with the use of computer graphics. A more general term for this would be computer generated imagery. This technique is a modern version of stop motion animation and tradinonal animation. However, each frame and image is created using computer software rather than by hand drawing.
Similar to stop motion and traditional animation, computer animation creates an illusion of movement.
Morphing
Morphing is the transformation between one image to another. The transformation between images A to image B would be by dissolving, fading or rearranging.
Morphing is a special effect in motion pictures and animations that changes (or morphs) one image into another through a seamless transition. Most often it is used to depict one person turning into…