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The Animation Process


Story boarding

Creating comic strip like drawings to visually describe the script.


Concept art

Designing the characters and props needed for a project.


Animatic

Low quality animation provided to a client to approve the motion of a project while still in the previsualization stage.


Modeling

Creating 3 dimensional objects in the computer that will be used as actors/locations.


Texture mapping

Creating and applying textures and materials to a 3D model.


Rigging

Automating the motion mechanics of a 3D model so that it can be animated.


Animation

Creating changes in the motion of a character over time and letting the computer interpolate between these key frames.


Rendering

Setting up a scene's lighting, cameras, and quality settings, and then instructing the computer to draw the frames of an animation.


Compositing

Taking rendered elements and combining them with other rendered elements, live action footage, etc. in order to create a final shot.