Cartoons and Animation
Traditionally, cartoon animations had to drawn by hand. frame by frame. This took a massive amount of time, patience and skill, and meant that animations could largely only be produced by professionals.
The invention of computer based animation has resulted in many of these difficulties being overcome.
Advantages of animation software
- Animations can be produced much more quickly and cheaply
- Animations can be work on by a whole team simultaneously
- Assets ( models, backgrounds) can be bought in, making the whole process much quicker and easier.
- Advanced 3D animation is vastly quicker and easier.
Disadvantages of animation software
Hand drawn animation is becoming a lost art form
Some types of animation can only be effectively done by hand ( studio ghibli)