Technology / Television (TV) / Animation: The drawing (either electronically or on a physical medium) of motion. Usually animation is completed in a frame-by-frame process.

Other Words for Animation

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Naturalistic Animation

Technology / Television (TV) / Naturalistic Animation: An aesthetic tenet of animation which advocates that animation replicate live-action film/video as much as possible: cartoon characters should resemble objects in reality and our view of these charact MORE

Abstract Animation

Technology / Television (TV) / Abstract Animation: An aesthetic tenet of animation which sees animation as consisting of lines, shapes and colors, abstract forms to be manipulated by the animator at will. The opposite of naturalistic animation. MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Keyframe: In animation, the essential frames used to construct a character's movement. If the animation is computer aided, the animator designs the keyframes and the computer automatically generates the frames MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Wireframe: A stage in computer-generated imagery wherein the surface of objects is represented with polygonal lines (wires). The wireframe will be covered with surfaces when the animation is rendered. MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Rotoscope: A device used in animation wherein a single frame from a live-action film is rear-projected onto a light table with a semi-opaque glass in the center: the animator traces the images cast by the film o MORE


Technology / Television (TV) / Tweening: A process in animation by which frames are created that constitute a character's movement. These frames come in between the keyframes the animator has designed an can be automatically generated by a c MORE