Over history, there were several early devices for animation.
Winsor McCay created detailed animations that required a team of artists and painstaking attention for detail.
Animation techniques are incredibly varied and difficult to categorize.
One of the earliest forms of animation was the Zoetrope.
In 1919 Otto Messmer created the character of Felix the cat for Pat Sullivan's animation studios.
The technique has been used to create animated films with a range of textural effects difficult to achieve with traditional cel animation.
The following is a brief on common types of animation.
Today, animation has been almost completely replaced by computer animation.
The following is a brief on those who are often acknowledged as significant to the development of animation.
Note the low density of aluminium compared to most other metals.
The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames.
The "main chain of the Alps" follows the watershed from the Mediterranean Sea to the Wienerwald, passing over many of the highest and most famous peaks in the Alps.
The animation was put inside it with drawings in different positions.
Like stop motion, computer animation encompasses a variety of techniques, the unifying idea being that the animation is created digitally on a computer.
Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement.