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Simplification in animation

Posted on December 8, 2009 4 Comments
Filed under Animation

I wanted to post this for a bit but never found the time until today.

One very important concept in animation is “Simplification”. Looking at shots like the following extract from Pixar’s “Presto”, you will realise that animation is not about making hyper realistic motion but rather “to paint it”, with broad brush strokes.

Instead of painfully detailing how Presto unlocks Alec’s cage, the animator only “evokes” the motion of opening the closing mechanism.

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