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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 


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. 



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. 



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



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: