Saturday, 17 December 2011

Different ways to animate.

I'm looking at various ways to animate so i have a broad understanding of what opportunites and techniques i could use that would be most effective. I think what makes me really interested in animation is the final outcome is far more satisfying that just an illustrated image trying to tell a story, where instead you can literally bring it to life in moving image.
The first idea of animation is linked to sequenced images that depict or tell a story following each step by step. Giving a more detailed version of a story than a simple series of images.

"An Egyptian burial chamber mural, approximately 4000 years old, showing wrestlers in action. Even though this may appear similar to a series of animation drawings, there was no way of viewing the images in motion. It does, however, indicate the artist's intention of depicting motion." Wikipedia

This is a very detail description of a story of two wrestlers, as your eyes follow the drawings at a face past you could see it moving in a right pace for it to move. This is 4000 years old, this is before people could imagine the use of electricy or even comprehending a television. This is animation in it's earliest steps.

"A 5,000 year old earthen bowl found in Iran in Shahr-i Sokhta has five images of a goat painted along the sides. This has been claimed to be an example of early animation.[1] However, since no equipment existed to show the images in motion, such a series of images cannot be called animation in a true sense of the word." -Wikipedia

Like most vases back in this time period that told stories especially greek vases, this one from Iran shows more of motion that story. 

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