Animation History and Forms

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Different forms of animation.. History, etc.

Animation plays a key role in almost all movies. Either it is Stop Motion Animation, Traditional Animation or CGI Animation , Animation is everywhere and won’t go anywhere anytime soon. This is some examples of Animation styles. Early Animation- The earliest forms of animation are the Paleolithic cave paintings where in the images and pictures are drawn together creating a sequence of events that is expressed in the drawing. There are a lot of prehistoric paintings and drawings on caves and ancient walls that best describe an animation presentation. This is a Paleolithic cave painting.

Traditional animation- is an animation technique where each frame is drawn by hand. The technique was the dominant form of animation in cinema, until the use of computer animation which completely changed the whole aspect of animation. This is an Example of Traditional Animation, The figure looks like he/she is making a walking motion. Stop Motion Animation- is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Clay figures are often used in stop motion for their ease of repositioning. Motion animation using clay is called clay animation or clay-mation. Ray Harryhausen is the king of stop motion animation. Ray Harryhausen worked under Willis O'Brien on Mighty Joe Young. Although the animation is credited to O'Brien, Mr. Harryhausen animated most of Mighty Joe Young's performance. Mighty Joe Young is a form of stop motion animation created by Ray Harryhausen. Computer-Animated Imagery (CGI)- is the application of the field of computer graphics or, more specifically, 3D computer graphics to special effects in art, video games,...
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