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Animation Booklet

9 MM 

Page 3 is: Simple animation
Page 4 is: Thaumatrope - still images
Page 5 is: Thaumatrope - Example in Motion
Page 6 is: Morphing and Warping
page 7 is: Animation made with Photoshop
Page 8 is: Types of animation
Page 9 + 10 is: Path based Animation Examples
Page 11 is: Interactive Environment                                                                                              

Contents page

Simple animation 

Thaumatropes: 

A disc with a different picture on each side that when spun quickly, appears to combine the pictures. When the retina rests on a moving image, it only lingers for one-tenth to one-twentieth of a second. The thaumatrope fools your eye by switching the images faster the the tenth-of-a-second limit, merging what are in fact two seperate images into one visual impression. 

 

Zoetropes:

A device for giving an illusion of motion, consisting of a slitted drum that, when whirled, shows a succession of images placed opposite the slits within the drum as on moving image. 

 

Phenakistascopes:

The phenakistascope was an early animation device that used the persistance of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. 

 

Thaumatrope-Still images 

Thaumatrope-Example in motion 

Morph: To change smoohtly from one image to another with small gradual steps using computer animation techniques. 

Warp: To make a picture bend or twist out of shape. 

Morphing and warping

Warping: 

Morphing: 

Path-based animation: 

 Path based animation works similarly to cell based animations. In path based animation, the background is fixed and 

A suject (either character of shape) is selected from the first frame and moved along, creating a path. A path can either be straight or curved. The subject wil follow this path creating movement. 

 

 Cel-based animation:

A traditional form of animation used in the production of cartoons or animation movies where each frame of the scene is drawn by hand. The individual frames of a traditionally animated film are photographs of drawings, which are first drawn o paper. To create the illusion of movement, each drawing differs slightly from the one before. 

Types of animation: