Chapter 2Motion and Timing

When animating a scene, there are several types of motion to consider. These are the most common types of motion:

  • Linear
  • Parabolic
  • Circular
  • Wave

Motion and timing go hand in hand in animation.

Motion Lines and Paths

Individual drawings or poses have a line of action, which indicates the visual flow of action at that single image. Motion has a path of action, which indicates the path along which the object or character moves.


Line of action.


Path of action.

The path of action refers to the object’s motion in ...

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