Terms to know in animation
Common Terms in Animation Software
Frames per Second
The part of the animation program window where the animations content is
composed and manipulated.
What Design elements are there?
Optical Center and Z Pattern:
Optical Center the spot the eye first sees when it encounters a page.
It is slightly above and to the right of the actual center of the page.
Place the most important design element here.
Color and Texture
Texture as a Design Element:
Texture is an effect applied to a background or as the fill for an object.
It can be drawn or be an actual image.
Texture can refer to visual texture (how it looks) and the physical texture of
Color on Monitors
Color on Monitors:
RGB red, green, blue
Each color is assigned a number between 0 and 255 to show how
much of that color to add.
As each color is added, the mixed color becomes lighter.
When all three are set to 255, the mixed color
What is Animation?
The rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model
positions in order to create an illusion of movement.
Relies on persistence of vision to create the illusion of movement.
A little history:
In the early
Computer assisted and generated animation
Computer Assisted Animation:
The computer is used to make the animation process quicker and easier.
Usually involves 2-D images
Can be hand-drawn and scanned into the computer.
Can be drawn directly into the c
How can you display animation
Rapidly displaying images, or frames, in a sequence to create the optical
illusion of movement.
Digital animation is based on the frame by frame animation process.
The quality of frame-based animatio
Computer Animation Uses
Programming or Scripting-Based Animation
Requires knowledge of a programming or scripting language.
Example: Rollover or Mouseover
When the mouse is moved over an image, it changes to a different
image so quickly that it looks a
3-D Graphics and Animation Software
The leading graphics programs designed specifically for creating and editing
3D images are:
3ds Max 4
These programs allow users to:
Create live-action animation
Bounce an object
What is Design?
The Six Principles of Design
Alignment of elements in a pattern or grid.
Visual relationship between all of the elements in a layout, even if