Everything you must know about animation

by Rahul Yadav Blogger

Since the past few years, a boom is seen in the field of mass communication and media.

You can explore in different fields like journalism, advertising, public relations, animation and many more. Even though every field is spectacular in its own way, but animation has gained immense popularity. Those days are long when animation was just considered as a mere hobby; it is considered to be one of the most-sought-after-career.

With the help of animation, you can showcase your talent and masterpiece in front of an audience. When talking about animation, it is almost impossible not to mention famous movies that the game such as Madagascar, Ice Age, frozen, Kung Fu Panda and many more! Movies like this are a favourite amongst children and adults both.

Now that you know what animation is let’s now understand the concept and principles revolving around it.

1. Timing and Spacing - In animation, timing basically refers to the number of frames between any two poses. For example, if a pencil moves from one side of the screen to the other in let’s say 24 frames, then that would be called as the timing.

It takes 24 frames or one second (if you are working within the film rate of 24 frames per second) for the pencil to reach the other side of the screen. Then comes the spacing; it is where the individual screen is placed.

2.Squash and Stretch- It is the method of giving objects the flexibility. For instance, there's a lot of squash and stretch that occur in the face when someone speaks as you know, the face is an extremely flexible area.

If you still don’t get the concept fully then look at a bouncing ball. So basically, squash and stretch can be implemented in many areas. It is a great way to utilise and exaggerated animations and make it more real life.

3. Anticipation- Basically, anticipation is building up the audience for an action that is about to happen. For example, if you want your character to move forward, first make them move back slightly, this will not only get their momentum up. Moreover, it also lets the audience know this person is about to run.

4. Ease in Ease Out - For any object or person to move there needs to be a time for acceleration and deceleration. Without this method, the movements can become very unnatural and mechanical.

Now that you know the fundamentals of animation and if this has ignited interest in you then the next step would be to enroll yourself into a 3d animation course to get the full exposure. One of the best animation colleges in India is ZICA. They have an intricate program and specialize in 3D animation and cover fundamental of Art and Design. After this, you will also be exposed to the specific 3D module.

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