Stem- anima, animare
Meaning- to give life to
The languages change, the words change, but the emotions stay the same- giving life to our imagination! Animation is an art, a skill and a science that plays a strong role in touching the masses, subtly. In today’s age, digital media has emerged as one of the most versatile mediums of communication. Entertainment, education, e-commerce, engineering, and many such sectors benefit from animating the content. A visual delight, isn’t it?
Animation makes your content a proper example of ‘beauty with brains.’ For this, several still frames need to be moved at a given speed in a second, causing a continuous motion. The term used for knowing the frames injected in a second is ‘FPS’, meaning frames per second.
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Studies say that the human eye can perceive 30-60 frames in a second. But, the fastest camera in the world can hold 10 trillion frames per second. Jaw-dropping, isn’t it?
Previously, animation was stereotyped for entertainment purposes. One shouldn’t challenge the range and power of it. It brings an unmatched rise for animation in the business and entertainment worlds. A trove of types has been introduced in animation. Here are a few of them-
What is 3D? When a model is designed in a 3-dimensional style, it’s built in such a manner that it caters to the real-life characteristics of the object. An animator follows 3 steps for creating a 3D The animator uses a digi-doll to make a character rig. The first step is modelling.
What is 3D modelling now? When a series of the polygon is determined using some points or vertices, it classifies to be a raw model. A mesh is then put in use to manipulate and give the object a form.
What is 3D Layout and Animation? The objects are now ready to be positioned. Here, you can animate the object frame by frame or by dedicating a path to the object. Composing of 3D shots, animating the camera, creating a set and placing objects are a few pages of the 3D book.
What is Rendering? The process of generating a 3D output of the artwork done is called Rendering. A good render eats time but as an output, it gives you a clear detail of all the objects and lights placed in it. If you wish to render a great one, ensure that your PC is a beast and can take the load cause boy, oh boy, rendering is all about quality!
Avatar and Toy Story looked fun so every day is a nice time to applaud the artists, eh!
We now know that 3D imitates real life. What is 2D animation then? When you go 2D, you go flat based. Flat drawings and artwork take place on a 2D platform. With a low depth and subtle shadows, we move the objects on horizontal and vertical planes. 2D characters usually fit themselves in heights and widths, and are adorable! The process starts with simple sketches, outlining the background, creating elements in the frame and then comes the detailing of the same. A character performs activities as the elements and backgrounds groove to the timeline. To enhance a 2D animation, sound effects come in the scene! After adding a dash of emotions and communicating through facial expressions, devoting an eye specifically to the gestures and movements, your 2D animation is good to go for a render! Let’s get nostalgic remembering the good ol’ days when Tom and Jerry and Mickey Mouse Club House enticed us with their animations and stories. 2D is a delight!
What would be more of an endeavour than actually drawing every single frame? Well, artists did this for years before technology kicked its way in. The journey started with storyboarding the content and followed by that, soundtracks were recorded and put to play. Now, the artists scratched their heads and drew the characters on transparent paper. With each frame, the shape of character had to change. And while all this drama decorated the stage, the background artists found their watercolours being used for painting sets. After immense cleaning and polishing, these drawings were transferred to acetate sheets, also coined as cels. As these cels were dressed up with the sequence, special cameras were loaded with batteries and the final film paved its way towards development and processing. Remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? The oldest version was hand-drawn and it still is a spectacular and fine example of art.
Stop Motion Animation
If you think you have high patience levels, try stop motion. It’ll redefine patience for you. With a list of variants like claymation, cut-out and rotoscoping, stop motion turns out to be a nitpicky yet fun job. For this, you have to move every object, frame by frame. Meaning, You move every object bit by bit in a way that when compiled or played back to back, it’d evoke an animated feeling. Snap snap, oh snap! Traditionally, stop motion was a demanding task. A bit shake to the set or shift in the lighting would schedule a redo of the sequence. But now, as of the time we are writing this, DSLR’s have won hearts and live cameras have bought relief to the artists. As long as we are talking about this quirky method of animation, let’s take a moment out to appreciate the makers of Wallace and Gromit. They just did it perfectly, didn’t they?
Animation is such a vast sea. So vast that every time you set in an anchor, you find a new technique. One of them is motion graphics. Now, what is motion graphics? We also refer to it as ‘animated infographics.’ The content, concept and visualization walk hand in hand when motion graphics is playing in the tab. Let’s simplify this. If you think of planting some graphs in your video, using motion graphics is the way to go! With motion graphics, you directly get to communicate your thoughts and with good content and catchy music, motion graphics paves its path to perfection. It’s a great tool for branding, creating awareness amongst and keeping their eyes on the screen.
Such a variety to choose from! You have the types of animations on your desk but who will do them? Worry not. Creative Splash is an 3D Animation Studio in Pune, which will help make your brand shine using all kinds of animation. We specialize in 3D Animation, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, Logo Animation, VFX Animation for various genres like Product Videos, Explainer Videos, Tv Commercial s, Advertisements and many others.
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