What is animation?
Animation, a method through which shapes of characters are manipulated in a way to be appeared as motion graphics.
Animation is a process of; drawing, designing, preparing photographic sequences, and making layouts integrated into multimedia and gaming products. Animation involves, management and exploitation of still images in order to generate the illusion of movement.
Stepping into the digital world, where we are getting high updates from technology within no time, the animation is not bounded to itself but divided into several parts, which include – Traditional Animation (Hand-drawn animation), Stop motion animation (Cut-outs), Motion Graphics (Animated moving logos), Computer animations, 2D Animations, 3D Animations.
Animations are pinned by a small set of keyframes which, the system uses in creation of interpolated intermediate frames. It can interpolate the camera position, map range, map time, map elevation surface properties, and layer visibility, exaggeration with 3D effects, and transparency settings. Append an additional keyframe in existing animations; for this purpose, a new keyframe is added to the both sides of animation, and the total duration of the animation increases. The camera defines the virtual point of view on the map or scene. Much like a camera in the real world, the camera in ArcGIS Pro can be moved through the 3D or 2D virtual world. Other important points to note in the context of Animation graphics can be, maintaining speed, time, transition type; few crucial tools for Animations are, Linear, Adjustable, Hop, Stepped, Hold.
Animation is taking over Businesses and personal lives with the enormous digital media demand. Animations are probably preferred everywhere, including in Education; moving images with educational data is more likely to get into student’s knowledge quickly. Animations are highly used in Entertainment industries, and it is taking over in different projects on TV, digital media, and even on your phones; you’ll usually find a considerable variety of Animations used. Advertisements are always about creative visualization; the more it attracts, the more its purpose is achieved. Advertisements have a large area that covers animation; without it, Advertisements are boring and meaningless. We use Animations on different platforms like Marketing purposes, Scientific Visualization, Gaming, Medical fields, Retailing, and Architecture Engineering for 2D and 3D effects.
Animation is the form of image manipulation to give it the effect of motion. That simulation of movement is created with the help of making a sequence of pictures (frames) in which the image is slightly altered in every new image. Best examples of animation are cartoons. For a long time, animated videos have been drawn by hand, with a huge number of images with slight alterations created with the help of a pencil and paint. With the advent and spread of computer technology and animation software, much modern animation started being created with the help of special software applications.
Animation is distinct from a video in the sense that the latter takes continuous motion and breaks it down into discrete frames, while the former is initially created as a set of frames and only then compiled into a coherent motion sequence.
Contemporary animation products differ by type, length, and complexity. The simplest computer-generated animation piece is a short animated GIF, while a lengthier, more complex object is a computer game or an animated movie. Today’s animation is produced in 2D (two-dimensional) and 3D (three-dimensional) formats; it can be computer animation, motion graphics, stop-motion animation, and traditional (hand-drawn) animation.