Also called Stop Frame animation is a cinematographic technique that combines static photographs and creates an illusion effect as if a physical object or the subject is moving. This is done by merging one frame with others in a sequence. For this, individual images have to be captured in a series one frame at a time. Aptly, we call that stop motion videos are a cross-product resulted from photography and cinematography.

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Important factors in Stop motion animation

  • Software and Hardware with which stop motion is created
  • Subject matter or material for modeling
  • Camera to take stills
  • Lighting during the shoot

Combining stop motion

By the means of composting, stop-motion animation can be merged with a normal video or a live action video.

Various techniques in Stop motion animation

Puppet animation

It is called Puppet animation for the reason that it involves complex structures, textures, and detailed modeling. When this is subjected to framing, the complex models resembles like puppet movement

Object animation

Object animation uses inanimate objects instead of real objects to create stop motion animation video.

Cutout animation

2D pieces of materials are used as a subject in cutout animation making it look like cutouts are in a movement. Examples of a 2D piece are Paper and Cloth.

Clay animation

In this kind of animation technique, flexible material like clay is used to shape the subject matter. This flexibility helps in easy transformation in the shape and size of the subject created.

Product animation

A physical product or a material is animated into stop motion effect in this technique.

Pixilation

Pixilation involves the use of human beings put into stop animation adding surreal effects. The objects (Human beings) may seem to appear, disappear, reduce or enlarge in sizes, etc. In addition, there are other variants namely Character animation, Graphics animation, and Papercraft animation.