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Animation Lecture 1

Introductory lecture for MMDE13-340 Animation at Bond University
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Penny de Byl

on 18 May 2015

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Transcript of Animation Lecture 1

MMDE13-340 Animation
Course Details
Dr Penny de Byl
Topics
Animation Fundamentals
Principles of Animation
Stop Motion Animation
Video Compositing
Skeletons & Rigging
Character Animation
Lip Syncing
Motion Capture
Export & Reuse
Bonus XP
Available!!
Due
Weekly!

Debate
Assignment 1
Assignment 2
Homework
Lecture Quizes
End Semester Exam
Assessment
See iLearn
for Due
Dates
History
Psychology
Application
Production
Pipeline

... and then they invented film!!
Topics
Assignment 1
Assignment 2
5,200-year old Iranian Bowl
4000-year old Egyptian Murals
1509 Leonardo Da Vinci
Anatomical Studies of the Muscles of the Neck, Shoulder, Chest and Arm
180AD China & 1833 Zoetrope invented by William George Horner.
c 1650 The Magic Lantern
1831 Phenakistoscope (Joseph Plateau, Belgium & Simon von Stampfer, Austria
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, artist.
"The zoopraxiscope* - a couple waltzing"
Masstransiscope, Bill Brand 1980
Flip Book first patented by John Barnes Linnett in 1868 as a kineograph.
Gangnam Style Flip Book
Praxinoscope invented by Charles-Emile Reynaud in 1877
1824 Thaumatrope
This Weeks Homework
.. in the
old days..

1917
El Apostol
Cutout Animation
58,000 frames, 70 minutes, 14 fps
1926
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Oldest surviving animated film
silhouette, 65 minutes, 24fps
1928
Steamboat Willie
First animation with
Synchronised sound
Shuzhendong Chinese Typewriter
first animation in a commercial, 1922
1931
Peludopolis
First feature-length animation
with sound
1932
Flowers & Trees
First animation in 3-strip technicolour (Disney)
1935
The New Gulliver
First feature-length
stop-motion animation
1961
Lady & the Tramp
Hand-inking replaced with Xerography
1983
Abra Cadabra
First 3D steroscopic animation
(Australian made)
1985
The Adventures of Mark Twain
First feature length clay-animation
1990
The Rescuers Down Under
First animation produced without a camera
(Disney)
1995
Toy Story
First feature length 3D
computer generated movie.
2003
Wizards and Giants
First film animated with Flash
2004
Appleseed & Steamboy
First feature length cel-shaded animations
2005
Corpse Bride
First feature stop motion shot with digital still cameras
2007
Flatland
First feature digitally animated by one person
2008
Fly Me to the Moon
First feature film animation made for 3D viewing
1953 First Flight Simulation
Richard Day at NASA
1968, Ed Catmull digitises and animates his hand.
1974 Ed Catmull
develops tweening algorithm
1977 Lucas Arts includes Computer Animation in Scene
1982, First scene in a feature
film completely computer generated.
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
1984, Alpha Buffering (Lucas Film)
First used in "Young Sherlock Holmes"
1984, Digital Video Compositing Algorithm (Lucas Film)
1985, Pixar Imaging Computer
(Lucas Film)
2006, Disney purchases Pixar
1986, Steve Jobs purchase Pixar. Luxor Jr first computer animation nominated for Oscar.
2001, Academy of Motion Pictures introduces Oscar for best Animated Film. First won by Shrek.
2012, Disney buys Lucas Film
Persistence of vision
The human eye retains an
after image on the retina for a fraction of a second.
Flicker Fusion Threshold
Frames per second required to see constant motion (usually ~24)
Digital Light Processing
DLP Rainbow Effect
Myth
Phi phenomenon
Beta Movement
Apparent movement produced by luminous stationary lights.
Gestalt principle of movement perception.
Movement perceived from a series of slightly different
successive images or frames.
Wagon Wheel Effect
Animated Film & TV
Commercials
Composites
Documentaries
Education
eBooks
Games
Interfaces
Professional
Stop Motion Viral Ad for Ebay
Patient Dental Procedure Education
Papercut
Alice
Morris Lessmore
DreamWorks Animation Production Pipeline
Modeling
Rigging
Animation
Lighting
FX
Frame Rendering
Composite
Post Production
Audio
Final Render
Story
Art
Augmented Reality
(Live Compositing)
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