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Traditional Animation

In traditional animation, a series of photos of drawings/paintings/models or etc. are put together in the computer to create an animation.

About Traditional Animation

Traditional animations can involve a large variety of hands on media and techniques. These techniques have directly inspired many of the digital animation methods.

Image from Pavel Loparev's 'ASTRA (slider for stop motion animation)' video is missingIn many of the traditional approaches, a series of images are photographed from above, using a camera mounted to an animation stand. This results in images that are upside down. In traditional 3D animations, the camera is mounted to a tripod (for a stationary camera) or rig (for a moving camera).

With both approaches, every keyframe and inbetween frame needs to be photographed - there is not automatic tweening.