Thursday, November 3, 2011

Animation – A World Of Creative Civilizations

If you check out a cartoon channel on your television, it would be the best example of this animation technology of creative evolution. Though cartoon characters and comic depictions have been the common use of this technique other forms of films and documentary presentations are also possible with this medium. It stands for a sequential display of 2D and 3D images; in some of the displays there is a use of greater rapidity of the sequences. This is created with the effects of an optical illusion of motion; this is possible with the principles of the persistence of vision. You can make use of these and create sequences in different story formats usually like a movie or a video. These are the usual and common exhibition of this form of art.

Animation cannot be entirely credited to modern technology and thinking. It has undoubtedly been facilitated by the use of software applications that has made this area of creativity easier and interesting. However there are examples of creative sequences of carving in caves and other archeological sites of various ancient civilizations. It is a fantastic display of creativity mixed with mathematical calculation which is depicted with each change of movement shown in successive carvings; these are continued to form an entire movement of an individual or even a story in quick succession. These are found across ancient civilizations in Egypt and several examples of art in Paleolithic caves.

Earlier in the 20th century animation there was a distinct and unique process carried out to generate imagery and its movements. In this there was the use of hand-drawn images of an entire sequence in separate postures of their movement. Each picture was different from the previous one and displayed the change of situation or posture to signify a movement from the previous image as well as the next one. These images are then filled with colors and shades of hues that depict their onscreen colors. Tones of different colors that are used here is very important in animation as it helps to create the 3D effect. There are transparent acetate sheets on which these drawings are retraced or even photocopied. These are referred to as cels. These are photographed in a given sequence on a film reel used for motion pictures. The colored background that’s commonly seen in case of such videos and films is incorporated with the help of a rostrum camera.

Modern animation is a different process even though the basics remain the same. The complicated process of the hand-drawn images is now created with greater options for modification with the use of software applications. Artists and visualizers have a greater creative freedom of maneuvering their computer mouse to give colors and shades and then change as many times with ease. Creating the image on your computer makes it easier for you to store these and even use them in films.

There is the option of innovative software products ranging from 2D and 3D displays which makes the task of giving your images their motion easier.