By Ayan Sinha 11 C
This blog is going to be about the following things:
- What is animation,
- How do you animate,
- Different animation styles,
- My experience in animation.
- WHAT IS ANIMATION-
- The animation is a method of photographing successive drawings, models, or even puppets, to create an illusion of movement in a sequence. Because our eyes can only retain an image for 1/16 of a second, when multiple images appear in fast succession, the brain blends them into a single moving image.
- HOW DO YOU ANIMATE
- In traditional animation, pictures are drawn or painted on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and shown on film. Early cartoons are examples of this,
- But today, most animation is made with computer-generated imagery or CGI. In the film, a frame rate of 24 frames per second is often used for smooth motion animation.
- I am new to animation and right now I make 2D animations using a PC and a drawing tablet. It takes time for me to make the animations because right now it is new to me, with practice I know it will get better & faster.
- You can start animation right now by starting drawing on the pages as flipbooks animation and then slowly progress as you gain skills. Or Stop-Motion animation is one easy way to animate if you’re not good at drawing right now, but it will also need a lot of patients.
- DIFFERENT ANIMATION STYLES
- Traditional animation:
-This is one of the oldest forms of animation in film. It’s sometimes called cel animation. in traditional animation, objects are drawn on celluloid transparent paper.
- 2D Animation (Vector):
-2D animation can fall under traditional animation like most early Disney movies — Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, Mickey Mouse, etc. But there is something called Vector-based animation that can be 2D and not considered traditional.
-With Vector-based, the motion here can be controlled by vectors rather than pixels.
-Images with familiar formats like JPG, GIF, BMP, are pixel images. These images cannot be enlarged or shrunk without affecting image quality & this is the best thing for editing them. Vector graphics don’t need to worry about the resolution(vectors are characterized by pathways with various start and endpoints, lines connecting these points to build the graphic).
-Shapes can be created to form a character or other image.
-You can also check out the 2D animations that i made on youtube: link
- 3D Animation:
-In 3D animation, the animator uses a program to move the character’s body parts around. They set their digital frames when all of the parts of the character are in the right position. They do this for each frame, and the computer calculates the motion from each frame. From Toy Story in 1995 to today’s Coco, etc. 3D animation has become synonymous with “animation.”
- Motion Graphics Animation:
-Motion Graphics are pieces of digital graphics that create the illusion of motion usually for ads, title sequences in films, but ultimately exist to communicate something to the viewer.
- Stop Motion Animation:
-However, instead of drawings, stop motion adjusts physical objects in each frame. If moved in small increments, captured one frame at a time, the illusion of motion is produced. Whether puppets, clay, or even real people, these manual adjustments can make it a long, arduous process. Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, etc are all great examples of stop motion animation films.
IV. MY EXPERIENCE IN ANIMATION:
- I started animation when I was in 7th grade. The first animation I made was of 3-5 seconds, and it was made on a website called SCRATCH. After that, I started seeing youtube videos of animations and the tutorials by the creators of those animations.
- Now by the time I had reached 9th grade I got to know about this amazing free animation application called KRITA, I quickly installed it without even knowing much about it.
- I started making 2D animations on that. Slowly I learned the tools and got fluent with the shortcut keys and improved my skills a bit. Then I decided to make an animation video and posted it on youtube. This was when I was in 10th grade.
- After that video, I worked on it more but before my pre-boards, I took a break and didn’t animate for a long time.
- One day I decided to clean my PC. Now because of this, I made a mistake while removing the CPU cooler fan. Science then my PC is not working and when I got the time to get it repaired the coronavirus pandemic caused a lock-down. So I have decided to improve my drawing skills till that time and then get back to animation on the device.
— Here is a link to the playlist made by my most favorite animator (ALAN BECKER) on Youtube: link
- Personal experience