Tradigital Animation

THE FUSION OF TRADITIONAL and digital animation has given us “tradigital” animation. I don’t know who invented the term but the effect was first shown to me by Ibis Fernandez (, a well known and talented animator who blew me away when he sent me a sample of this technique a few years ago. Up until that point in my career, I had been using Flash for four years and thought I knew every trick in the book. It was clear to me I had more to learn.

Tradigital animation is the result of traditional animation techniques translated by the use of digital tools. The end result may look traditional, but the process is very different and less time-consuming. When a client deadline is looming, traditional animation goes out ...

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