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Animation Theory and Storyboarding for the Web

Animation is hundreds of years old, having existed even before photography. The basis of all animation is changing an image over time. Eadweard Muybridge practically anticipated motion pictures when, in order to win a bet, he used a number of cameras to photograph a horse in motion, as shown in Figure 11.1. Although film, video, and computers have made incredibly realistic animations possible, even big Hollywood productions involve traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography skills. These techniques are used to previsualize computer-generated characters and backgrounds. This is critical because creating even a few seconds of an animated motion picture can take weeks, with or without a computer.

Figure 11.1. Professional animators still refer to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, who was the first to use photography to document creatures in motion.



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