Chapter 1. Introduction to Animation



History of the Studio Process

History of Web Animation

Methods of the Web

This chapter tells the story of how we got to where we are now in digital animation. Comprehension of the traditional animation process is stressed but also, more importantly, we explore the psychological factors that go into creating moving images.


Simply stated, animation is a series of static images used to create the illusion of movement. Many people believe that the drawing or creating of those images is the ...

Get The Flash Animator now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.