Chapter 24: Traditional Digital Animation

Traditional digital animation, also known as hand-drawn animation, is the process of drawing every frame of an animation. This is very different from using cut-out puppets, where body parts drawn at different angles are stored in a bank and swapped. These drawings do not use motion paths; everything is hand drawn.

With the advent of digital animation, much has changed in the way that animation is done. However, there are still tried and true animation tools and techniques that every animator may still find useful. Most of these techniques are derived from the classic method of traditional animation.

The following sections will be covered in this chapter:

Traditional Animation Tools
Animating Traditionally
Marking Corrections and Notes