Father of Animation

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Who is the father of animation ?

People might say Walt Disney, but there were animated movie cartoons, based on comic strips for the most part, pre-Disney. It is believed that Felix the Cat-in black and white, was the earliest Movie animated cartoon by the King Features Syndicate and by accident of history- a soaky-head puppet used as a test subject on a turntable in l947- the first Television cartoon- regular movie-based Felix shorts were also probably the first regularly televised. Chronology as follows (movie cartoons): Felix the Cat (silent)-l923, Bugs Bunny (sound)-l927 earliest Mickey Mouse- (originally called steamboat willie)-l928.

Who is the father of 3D animation ?
John Lasseter
(born January 12, 1957) is an American
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There are two kinds of animation which we will describe below.
Flipbook animation
This is a well known technique. The generated images are displayed one after the other. Its name is attached to the thumbing or flipping through a series of images.
Keyframe animation
For this technique one only has to generate so-called keyframes. Keyframes mark changes in the characteristics of the motion, for example the sudden change in the direction of motion of an electron due to a collision with an ion. Interpolation techniques are used to generate a set of images between two keyframes. The larger the interpolated set of images the smoother the conversion from one keyframe to the other will appear to the viewer.

What is Flip Books

A flip book or flick book is a book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change. Flip books are often illustrated books for children, but may also be geared towards adults and employ a series of photographs rather than drawings. Flip books are not always separate books, but may appear as an added feature in ordinary books or magazines, often in the page corners. Software packages and websites are also available that convert digital video

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