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What Is Animation?

Well, do we really have to explain that here? You wouldn't be here if you didn't have glue, right?

I like what I found at Wikipedia: "Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement." Animation, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Animation&oldid=358878912 (last visited May 1, 2010).

That sounds very much like every video or movie is an animation, because it is always a series of pictues displayed. But the important part is "[...] artwork or model positions [...]".

So the question is now haow do we get the artwork or the model positions? That leads us to the ...

Types Of Animation

In general

Types Of Computer Animation

The Animation Creation Process

The full process includes the following steps:

  • development
  • pre production
  • production
  • post production
  • sales and distribution

We will look closer into pre production, production and post production steps. Develoment takes care of the creation of the story as such and does typically not include creation of any artwork other than textual descriptions. Sales and Distribution are important, but also do not have an animation content as such.

Pre Production

the following tasks are usually seen as being part of pre production


Production

Post Production

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