How Have Recent Development in Technology Affected Animations
How has affected animation? YouTube has affected animation as it gives easy access to videos, also allowing animators to gain a wider audience. For example my final animation, that was posted on YouTube, has had regular Peruvian viewers. YouTube also increases ‘viral’ distribution, people who watch videos on YouTube are more then likely to tell their friends about what they have viewed, creating popularity for certain videos. The most popular animation on YouTube is a short animation called ‘Charlie The Unicorn’. This animation is very random, which makes it surprisingly popular.
How has cheaper software affected animation? The fact that animating software is now cheaper is now making animation more common. This is giving a big increase on animators, allowing more talent to be seen and noticed. This also has created an influx of short animations, as they are now affordable and can be recognised as a hobby. If software was still very much expensive, I wouldn’t have been able to of even created an animation for my course due to the costs.
How would 'Onion-skinning' help animations? ‘ Onion-skinning’ is a form of editing where you can faintly see one frame behind another. This can make you animation more smooth as you are able to see if everything is in the right place and if anything has moved, allowing you to move it back into place without having to guess. It also allows you to keep a good eye on the progress of your animation. We didn’t use ‘Onion-skinning’ but I think that it could of helped us in our animation, and made the process much easier.
How do computers change animation? Computers have had a massive affect over animation; it has made animating so much more simpler then it originally was. The animations made with computers are much smoother and even more accurate. You can also check your progress easier, without having to finish the whole animation, minimising the chances of mistakes. Tweening was introduced, which is basically ‘Onion-skinning’ but automatically done by the computer, simplifying the animattion. All my group’s animations were created on computers, and if animations were not able to be created through computers, doing our animations would have been even more tedious. They probably wouldn’t of even gone ahead.
How has digital photography changed animation? The fact that there is now digital photography increases the cost on animation; it’s cheaper. It allows you to do digital colouring and makes animation seem more appealing. It also makes more people want to do animation as digital technology is very known and seems to be easy to use. Without the digital photography we used animating would have been quite a hard task, not that it wasn’t hard already! But digital photography has been a great benefit towards our animations