Motion Graphics: Learn the Principles of Animation (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG

Motion Graphics: Learn the Principles of Animation (beginner) | Freepik course trailer_ENG


Hey guys this is Nihlab and in this
course we will be talking about animation principles in motion design.
There are some guiding rules or principles, already set out in
designing, like balance, emphasis, rhythm, contrast, harmony, pattern, proportion,
repetition, variety, etc. Animation has its own set of principles, created,
innovated by all Disney animators to help us make a simple motion become an
art. Motion is physics as we understand and live by in real life, so when we
animate an object or when we move an object from point A to point B,
it is just motion. Nothing specifically applied to it, no physics is applied to
it like gravity, weight or the material properties of the object itself. As a
result the motion is just motion and it’s not animation. Animation principles
are created to make your movement believable and entertaining, based and
confined under the laws of motion in physical world. For example, like I said,
gravity and weight; if it’s not there then how the motion is? If we don’t have
gravity in our real world or any other material properties like weight or
viscosity of materials, there would be no difference between the motion of any
object, everything would be same. Like floating in space, all right, the motion
would be robotic, bland, dreary or uninteresting. So if we follow some
simple guiding rules, simple principles like squash and stretch, the weight
and follow-through, slow- in slow – out, ease in ease out, all these kind of principles.
If we follow we can give characteristics or personality to our animation, to our
object that we are moving. These 12 principles of animation were introduced
by the nine men of Disney animation back in the early early days. And
documented by Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston in the book “Illusion of life”. I
will strongly recommend buying that book to better understand the history of
animation as well as how they came up and why they came up with these
principles to be applied to your animation. These principles are the 12
commandments for us artists, for us animators to follow in the art of
animation. So let’s go ahead and understand each principle one by one.

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