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  1. What is Animation? • Any visual change over time • Adds power • Simple visual effects (transitions) add variety • But, what is the purpose? • Overuse can be annoying and ruin a project.

  2. Principles of Animation • Persistence of Vision- Biological • Phi- Psychological • Vision chemically stays on eye • Mind needs to conceptualize action • Images fast enough to create sense of motion • TV 30 frames/second Film 24 frames/second

  3. Animation Techniques • Cel Animation • Film (24 frames/second) Minute/1,440 cels • Keyframes • Tweening

  4. Animation Techniques • Computer Animation • Same concept as Cel animation • Auto Tweening • Kinematics- Inverse Kinematics • Morphing

  5. Animation by Computer • 2-D Animations • Simple static animations • Path Animations • Flash • 2 ½ -D Animations • Using shadow, highlights to give illusion of depth • Photoshop • 3-D Animations • Virtual X, Y, and Z axis • Manipulate light and POV • Lightwave

  6. Flash: An Overview • Leading Web animation software • Grown to become complete package for developing highly interactive sites