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Digital Foundations: Intro to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite by Michael Mandiberg, Xtine Burrough

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Chapter 18. Elements of Motion

Elements of Motion

Frames from the final animation created during this chapter.

Rhythm is an essential consideration in the production of motion graphics. A common time signature is 4/4, where four even beats make up a bar. For example, House music has a 4/4 beat, with 90 beats per minute. In House music, the beat is counted in cycles of eight. The rhythm is established and peaks at the fourth beat. It reduces in the next four beats, in preparation for the next set of eight beats. This method of counting time can be applied to animation. Understanding animation becomes easier as you learn to visualize time. Whether you are keeping track ...

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