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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Opening ‘2’ Animation & Visual Effects

  • Animation is a sort of visual daydream.
  • A recreation of movement created by displaying a sequence of pictures or frames.
    • Cartoon Network Channel is one of the best examples.
  • The variation between animation and video is video takes nonstop action and breaks it up into separate frames, animation starts with independent pictures and puts them jointly to form the daydream of continuous motion.  
  •   Animation is the quick display of a sequence of images of 2-D or 3-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. It is an optical illusion of motion due to the happening of resolution of vision, and can be created and demonstrated in a number of ways. The most common method of presenting animation is as a motion picture or video program. 
    • Traditional Animation  
    •    Stop Motion   
    •  Computer Animation 
      • 2D Animation   
      •  3D Animation
Visual Effects
  • Visual effects are commonly basic to a movie’s story and appeal.  
  • Even though most visual effects work is completed during post-production, it usually must be carefully planned and choreographed in pre-production.
  • A visual effects supervisor is usually involved with the production from an early stage to work closely with production and the film’s director to get the desired effects.
  • Visual effects are a variety of processes by which imagery is created or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot.
  • Visual effects often involve the integration of live-action footage and computer generated imagery (CGI) in order to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or purely not possible to capture on film.  
  • They have become more and more common in big-budget films, and have also recently become accessible to the amateur filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software.  
  •   Visual effects may be divided into at least four categories   
    • Models: Miniature sets and models, animatronics.  
    • Matte paintings and stills: Digital or traditional paintings or photographs which serve as background plates for keyed or rotoscoped elements.
    • Live-Action effects: Keying actors or models through blue screening and green screening.  
    • Digital Animation: Modeling, computer graphics lighting, texturing, rigging, animating, and rendering computer-generated 3D characters, particle effects, digital sets, backgrounds.
Concepts of Animation & Visual Effects
  •  Modeling
  •   Rigging 
  •  Animation  
  • Texturing 
  • Fluid Effects 
  • Lighting 
  • Cloth - Fur- Hair 
  • Stereoscope(3D) 
  • Rotoscoping
  • Color Correction 
  • Tracking or Stabilization
  • Paint or Wire or Rig removal 
  • Keying 
  • Particles 
  • Morphing 
  • Grain management 
  • 3D Compositing