The conception and birth of animation has allowed us to express ourselves more freely. The whole paradigm shift from still images to creating motion has bestowed us with a tool that has been used effectively over a broad spectrum, ranging from ad films to TV shows and motion picture. From its humble beginnings, the animation industry has grown manifold, entailing key changes that have led to some of the most monumental pinnacles! From PacMan to Crysis, we surely have evolved!
Evolution of the animation industry:
1. Flipbook animation
The primitive way of depiction creates animation using only pencil, drawing pads, erasers and post-its! This experimental form of art employs the concept of persistence of vision to create an illusion of continuous motion. This style of representation is extremely creative and using it you can draw anything you can think of! The flipbook style of animation was the foray of what led to the tumultuous expansion of the industry that spread it tentacles over the years.
2. 2D Animation
The digital translation of flipbook animation employs creation of visuals by drawing using softwares. 2D animation caused a hysterical exodus from the traditional flipbook concept as it was more conducive to smoother animation. Using 2D animation, animators can add more detail and visual effects as opposed to its predecessor. There are thousands of tools in the market that help achieve the appropriate results.
3. 3D Animation
The third major thump that broke barriers, assumed responsibility for adding a layer of “realism”, came in the form of three-dimensional animation. 3D, as the name suggests, creates animation using three dimensional spaces, harbouring the potential to create realistic and stunning visuals. The internet has a plethora of tools that can help you delve deeper into creating masterful animation effects.