THREE-DIMENSIONAL MATERIAL: Three-dimensional material used for
animation refers to objects such as clay figures, puppets, or cutouts placed
into the image areas and shot individually. The most popular three-
dimensional medium used today is clay. Using clay for animation is called
SLIDES: Slide animation uses slides and slide projectors to portray motion
and requires a slide programmer that can process at least 20 slides per
second. The rapid projection of slides imitates the motion picture projector.
COMPUTER: Animation software programs offer limitless creativity and
the ability to manipulate cartoons. Software programs can roll, twist,
undulate, and color images. Some software programs allow a more detailed
manipulation of parts by providing different mouth shapes to program for lip
synchronization of sound.
After becoming thoroughly familiar with the text, develop character studies
for each character in the production by drawing each character in multiple
views and many positions on one sheet of drawing paper. This process
develops the personality and expressions of the character and maintains
consistency in character portrayal. Do this for each character in the animated
film. The resulting drawing for each character is called a model sheet.
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