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Introduction to Animation

Introduction to Animation



Animation comes from the Latin words ?anima,? which means ?life,? and ?animare? which means ?to breathe life into? Animation consists of still images (called ?frames?) with slight differences between them. When viewed together in a sequence, they give the illusion of motion ? like a flipbook.

When thinking about Animation projects, what first comes to mind?

Movies and cartoon shows are what people tend to think of first, as they?re the most mainstream. Animation also encompasses:

Video Games/Interactive media
Reconstructing events (for courtroom, education or television)
Education ? Help explain difficult concepts in a visual way, such as medicine or science.
Internet memes/Animated Gifs
Websites/Splash Pages

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5 Hours 3 Minutes


33 Course Videos


150 Test Questions