In this chapter, we look at all things that move. Visual effects shots invariably entail some animation on the part of the digital compositor so an understanding of animation and how it works is essential. The subject of animation in this chapter is looked at from several angles. First is a look at transforms, those operations in digital compositing that reposition or change the shape of an image. The affect of transforms on image quality and how pivot points affect the results of a transform are revealed. There is also a section on different keyframe strategies as well as some advice on when to use which one.

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