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Animation Project

A project that generally consists of a sequence of images of the motion of objects to create a video. Make movies, and more through a variety of techniques.




stop motion

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flash animation



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after effects

A flat piece of artwork that is the setting for a moving character in an animated film.


The creation of moving pictures in a two-dimensional environment, such as through "traditional" cel animation or in computerized animation software.


The person who draws the moving character in an animated film.


This creates massive worlds and stunning scenes more quickly and efficiently with some of the most robust animation and rendering tools in the industry.


This provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and video post-processing functionality in one package.


The creation of successive frames of animation between key frames.

  • Tween

____________ offers a user friendly set of animation programs that has advanced rigging systems, effects and camera tools.

  • Toon Boom

Its comprehensive software can be used with many different attachments, such as a device that controls the camera, lights and even pull focus.

  • Dragonframe

Through its open architecture, _____ provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow.


_______________ is a complete 2D animation package that can produce traditional animation, cutout animation and anime style animation.

  • Moho

A filmmaking technique where the illusion of motion is created frame-by-frame. The word comes from the Latin word, "anima," meaning "life" or "soul".


The written story of a film that supplies dialogue, camera moves, background, staging and action.


This provides a comprehensive 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution for games, film, and motion graphics artists.


It has a complex bone system for rigging and even supports the Unity engine. It offers two packages, the Debut and the Pro (priced at $69.99 and $399.99 respectively).

  • Moho

It’s great for getting started with 2D animation, and though it’s not meant for professional animation production (unlike Toon Boom Harmony) you can still get amazing results with it.


A french animation software, ____________ is the all-in-one 2D animation software you’ll ever need.

  • TVPaint

An individual still picture on a strip of film. 24 frames equal one second of a motion picture.


In animation, a _____ refers to the frame-by-frame layout of all animation occurring over a delineated course of time.


The ____________ shows how characters relate in size to other characters.

  • Model Sheet

A ___________ should show character, attitude, feelings, entertainment, expressions, type of action, as well as telling the story’s plot.

  • storyboard

It is a 3D program for the After Effects user.


A ______________ is the fact that the object/character animated retains the same volume/apparent mass; it's simply distorted into a different shape and/or configuration to give the impression of the forces acting on it.

  • key principle of squash and stretch

A visual representation of a story.


Animation produced by arranging real objects, taking a picture of them, repositioning the objects minutely, then taking another picture of them to create a sequence of consecutive images that create the illusion of motion.

  • Stop-Motion Animation

This is done by sequencing consecutive images, or "frames", that simulate motion by each image showing the next in a gradual progression of steps, filmed by a virtual "camera" and then output to video by a rendering engine.

  • 3-D Animation

The filmmaking technique in animation where each frame is exposed one at a time and the object being photographed is slightly altered for each picture.

  • Frame-by-frame

Covers a broad range of subjects, but overall can be defined as the creation of moving images through the use of computers.


A reference sheet for animators that shows a number of different poses of an animated character.

  • Model Sheet

It is designed from the ground up with motion graphics in mind, but it is an amazing and quite versatile program.


_____________ - Processes, where the user can define two key frames and Flash will automatically create the in-between frames, either morphing one shape into another over a set period of time or else moving a shape or shapes from point A to point B over a set period of time.

  • Motion Tweening

________________ is often overlooked when considering an animation software, but in reality its powerful drawing capabilities makes it a great choices for frame by frame Disney-style animation.

  • Photoshop

This is done by sequencing consecutive images, or "frames", that simulate motion by each image showing the next in a gradual progression of steps. The eye can be "fooled" into perceiving motion when these consecutive images are shown at a rate of 24 frames per second or faster.

  • 2-D Animation

One of the most commonly used vector animation programs is _____.


It's a crucial animation technique to make ______________ more believable; for instance, if an animated character is going to punch something, you wouldn't animate their fist flying forward straight from the mark. Instead they'd draw back in the opposite direction, that moment of anticipation, gathered kinetic energy - and then throw the punch forward.

  • motion

_____ can be numbered by frame, by second (or other interval of time), or both.


Photoshop’s _______________ functionality lets you animate by drawing frame by frame, using onion skinning, and is incredibly robust.

  • timeline

It’s definitely more robust and complex than Photoshop, but it’s also much pricier.

  • TVPaint

Animation technique used to depict exaggerated animated motion.

  • Squash and Stretch

_____________ is the industry standard for stop-motion animation, and was used on films such as Kubo and the Two Strings and Shaun the Sheep.

  • dragonframe

An animation _____________ is a single still image in an animated sequence that occurs at an important point in that sequence.

  • key frame

The brief moment of anticipatory motion that precedes an action.

  • Anticipation

One of the most common forms of stop-motion animation is _____________.

  • Claymation

The measure of the number of frames displayed sequentially per second of animation in order to create the illusion of motion


The point of squash and stretch is to make the motions _______________, rather than more swift, realistic, and sometimes unnoticed in passing observation.

  • larger than life

This is short for celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand drawn animation

  • CEL

Adobe Animate is formerly known as


It does have some pro features though, such as DSLR support, onion skinning, using an iPad or iPhone as a remote and even chroma keying (using green screen).

  • iStopMotion

A stop-motion technique in which life-size props or live actors are photographed frame-by-frame.

  • Pixilation

In computer animation, the term is most commonly used for Flash's "____________"

  • shape tweening

This refers to any artwork or animation created with computers.

  • CGI

The eye can be "__________" into perceiving motion when these consecutive images are shown at a rate of 24 frames per second or faster.

  • fooled

The creation of moving pictures in a three-dimensional digital environment.


After effects gives you great control when creating rigs for 2D, and using the puppet tool is very convenient and intuitive.


The higher the frame rate, the smoother the motion, because there are more frames per second (fps) to display the transition from point A to point B. 24 fps is standard, but you could go as low as _____ fps and as high as 30 fps.

  • 12

All animation is arranged in _____ from beginning to end.


_____ often allows cleaner, smoother animation, because images are displayed and/or resized using mathematical values instead of stored pixel values.


It is vector based, very intuitive to use (as are most of Adobe’s programs) and relatively inexpensive.


These images can be created in either a two-dimensional or three-dimensional space, and can be applied to web design, user interface design, application development, video games, movies, special effects, cartooning, and many others.

  • Computer Animation

When viewed, they appear to be moving at a fast speed.


Animation whose art or motion is controlled by vectors rather than pixels