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Animate to Harmony by Adam Phillips

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CHAPTER 4

EFFECTS ANIMATION AND EFFECTS FILTERS

In traditional animation, the term ‘effects’ covers elemental phenomena such as dust, water, smoke, lightning and fire. You often see these written as ‘FX’ (effects), ‘VFX’ (visual effects) or ‘SFX’ (special effects). Throughout this chapter we’ll refer to these as ‘effects animation’.

In digital animation, ‘effects’ is a generic term referring to digital treatments and filters such as blur, glow, refraction, lens flares and so on. So when we talk about these in Toon ...

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