What are the basic varieties of animation?

There are several animation varieties, but the majority of them fit into one of five categories. Depending on the artist’s preferred creation method, each has perks and downsides. Understanding the many types of animation can aid artists in deciding which path to take in animation.

Animation in the traditional sense

Cell animation is another name for traditional animation. This animation style necessitates the animator hand-drawing each frame to create an animated scene. This frequently takes place on a light table, which allows the painters to see through the top layer of paper to the preceding sketch. This form of animation is common in firms such as Disney. Traditional animation continues to function on computers using dedicated tablets.

Animation in two dimensions

Vector animations, such as those in Flash, are called 2D animation. Because the technology is so accessible, this type of animation is gaining popularity. Although artists can adjust frames by frame, vector animation lets them design rigs for their figures and also move single body parts at a time rather than constantly redrawing them. It will enable beginners in animation more versatility because they don’t have to rely on their drawing skills as much.

Animation in 3D

3D or computer animation is the most popular type of animation presently. Of course, there is a lot of difference between the traditional and 3D styles of animation. However, one thing that remains constant is that both require the artist to follow the same principles of movement and composition.