12 Principles of Animation

The 12 Basic principles of Animation is essential for all learner, working in Animation Industry.

Walt Disney’s legendary Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston made this principle.

1. Squash and Stretch: The squash and stretch principle provides the illusion of weight and volume to a personality as they move.

12 Principles of Animation

2. Anticipation – Anticipation is used to realize the audience to know that a major action is about to take place.

12 Principles of Animation

3. Staging – According to this principle every pose or action of the character that he makes should convey a clear intention.

12 Principles of Animation

4. Straight Ahead and Pose to Pose – According to this principle which refers to the techniques by which animation is crafted.

12 Principles of Animation

5. Follow Through and Overlapping Action – According to this principle when a character is in action and stops, nothing stops all at once.

12 Principles of Animation

6. Slow-In and Slow-Out – According to this principle it add realism to the movement of characters.

12 Principles of Animation

7. Arc – According to this principle all actions in life have a slightly circular motion.

12 Principles of Animation

8. Secondary Action – According to this principle an additional action that reinforces and adds more dimension to the main action.

12 Principles of Animation

9. Timing – According to this principle the timing helps create the illusion that an action is abiding by the laws of physics.

12 Principles of Animation

10. Exaggeration – According to this principle which  is all about overstating certain movements in a way that helps evoke a point, yet doesn’t ruin the believability of the scene.

12 Principles of Animation

11. Solid Drawings – According to this principle it encourages animators to be mindful of the fact that while forms may be presented in 2D, they should strive to look 3D.

12 Principles of Animation

12. Appeal – According to this principle not all character should be appealing. But as per this principle posits that animators should strive to create images that will be interesting and compelling to audiences.

12 Principles of Animation

12 Principle of Animation by Kohta Morie

 

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