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What is #animation | what do you mean by animation?

This is my old post which I have just rewrite to you to know simple definitions..!!

In generally when a person says "ANIMATION" it really means that he is telling or asking about the branch which a person have to study but, In practical, "ANIMATION" is a subject which contains the moving pictures or the illusion of moving pictures with a rapid display of sequence of images.

If you need a proper definition of Animation then you can write the below highlighted lines as a definition of animation

What is animation

What is Animation?

Animation: The word “ANIMATE” comes from the Latin verb “ANIMARE” means to make alive or to fill with breathe.
Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images to create an illusion of movement. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program.
In simpler word animation means giving life to our imagination.

If someone ask me about the types of animation I simply answered that there are three types of animation:

1. 2D Animation

2. 3D Animation

3. Stop Motion Animation

but if we go for higher studies of animation then there are 4 types of Animation is there and from them that 4 types has some has more sub types, so it is a very long process to explain. So let me explain from this 3 basic types.

2D animation

2D Animation

2D Animation: (2-Dimensional Animation the term “2D” refers to animation that is created using two dimensional drawings. This type of animations is flat in nature and it’s also known as Traditional Animation, where typically it’s drawn on paper and then digitally outlined and coloured frame by frame. Classic hand drawn animation is the main example for this type.

2D animation is created through a series of images quickly flashing through several frames in minutes. Each image is slightly altered in each frame as desired, so that when play in sequence, they result in seamless changes and gradual movements.

In recent years, research on 2D image manipulation has received a huge amount of interest.Very powerful solutions for problems such as


Image Completion

Texture Synthesis

Rigid Image Manipulation have been presented. Based on these and similar methods, it has now become possible to explore interesting new ideas to reanimate still pictures.A variety of computer software programs aide in the creation of 2D Animation, programs include Adobe Illustrator, In Design, Adobe Photoshop and after effects as well as Apple Motion and Adobe Flash.

3D animation

3D Animation

3D Animation:“3D” refers to computer generated images (CGI) that creates the illusion of 3 dimensional space with great accuracy. In this type of animation, characters or objects are created or animated using a 3 dimensional (3D) software such as “Autodesk MAYA, Autodesk 3Ds Max,” etc.

3D animation creates a third dimension/depth, so that our cartoon don’t just look like drawings.

3D Modeling is nothing but the creation of a character or a model having three dimensions (as in real world) using the techniques and tools provided by a computer software.
The tool will provide a set of tools that a 3D artist can use to sculpt or model, an object in his imagination, into a 3d computer representation.
This 3D model can be altered, animated or rendered into a movie in accordance to the artists need. This is what 3D modeling is, if we look it from a broad top view.

Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation: - Stop motion animation is used to describe animation created by physically manipulating real world’s objects and photographing them one frame of film at a time to create the illusion of Movement.
There are many different types of stop motion animation, usually named after the medium used to create the animation. Some animators prefers to work with puppets using clay, a plastic material, or foam for stop motion animation, a digital video or film camera is placed on a tripod.
So the action can be filmed frame by frame, moving characters, objects and camera after almost every frame. Computerized motion control equipment is available to make this process easier and more precise.
Clay animation, or plasticize animation often called Claymation uses figures made of clay or a similar malleable material to create stop motion animation. The figures may have an armature or wire frame inside of them that can be manipulated to pose the figures.


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