All About 2D and 3D Animation

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The animation is one of our world’s most captivating and breathtaking arts. Originating from the Latin’s “anima” meaning “soul” or “breath” to “animate” almost means to breathe life into something. It’s truly a fitting term, as the cartoons and movies we’ve been gifted throughout history are pictures infused with life.

As time has progressed, the term “animation” usually refers to one of two varieties: 2D or 3D.

2D Animation usually refers to hand-drawn images that are pasted onto sheets called “cels” and are then shown one after the other in rapid succession to give the illusion of movement. Nowadays, there is specific computer software that has helped to ease this process. 2D animation allows for more abstract and creative expressions of ideas, however, this can be jarring and intimidating to some. You can find creative 2d animation explainer on https://www.myevideo.com/2d-animation-videos/ 

 

3D animation refers to animation done completely in a computer-generated software that has a “world” containing all x, y and z-axises. It is also referred to as “CGI,” an acronym for “Computer-Generated Imagery.” Here, an animator needs to create models for all the objects and characters.

After they’ve been created, the models can be placed and moved anywhere in the world like dolls. The software lets the animator place the camera anywhere in the world and can also generate textures and lighting to help the models feel more life-like. CGI can present more realistic and grounded works of art but restrict creativity. Mistakes are also more highly noticeable in 3D than in 2D.