9 September 2013

Step-To-Step Animation process


Step-to-step animation means - way of generating a group of almost identical positioned pictures; as moving animation or video. This kind of framing sequence of images are most important and key tool for animation designers. In CEED exam, you will be given some set of figures in different positions with a missing picture in between, which - you are required to identify from the options. Example shown below


This type of questions can be done by close observation of the given pictures, their successive movement/position. Most importantly if you are aware of different positions, then it will become very easy for you to identify the correct position. In order to help you with this, I had included many such movements for your reference. Go through them and observe each movement in the successive sequence.

Before going through them, let me discuss two examples and make you learn on how to identify the correct step - based on your observation of the movements.

Example - 1

This is a question that appeared in CEED 2014 Part-A question paper. The question is to identify the missing picture/pattern.


Ok, here is how I solve this question :

The first picture (left one) of the question depicts that the right leg of the image (the leg that is in front to us) is in front and straight position, likewise the left leg (that is on the other side of the person) is straight and is back. So, the person is about to take a step with his right leg. Also note the position of hands.

The second image is quite opposite to the first image. Now the middle picture should be in transition between the two posters (legs and hands). The right leg should be in bent position and in fact it should be in middle, touching the ground and the left leg should be in air (he just took step) and probably in bent position. So, position in B option suits.

Example - 2

This is a question that appeared in CEED 201 Part-A question paper. The question is to identify the missing picture/pattern.


Options


Ok, here is how I solve this question :

If you closely inspect the first pattern in the question, the front two legs of the dog were in air and only the hind legs (back legs) were in contact with the ground. It does mean that the dog was about to take a push or jump. If you inspect the third pattern of the dog, the hind legs were in air while the front legs are about to contact the ground; as if just landing on the ground. So possibly the dog should be in air with leaping action;

Well, now go through the observable pictures for your reference and understanding.

You can get the downloadable format of this page at the end of this page.

Human Movement 






Animal Movement 










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18 comments:

  1. i think you have linked this topic to the wrong pdf. its hidden words and objects.

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    1. That's a great find friend, I hope it changed recently. Now I updated the actual page and thanks for informing me

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  2. Sir just because of your endless efforts there are students like us who get beneffited. Thankyou so much sir for all the matter you provided. Really its of great help. We just hope this matter help us in our exam too. Thanks sir . May god bless you forever

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    1. Thanks Malik, let's hope that expected topics appears in UCEED too :)

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  3. Sir example one shoudnt the option be C

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    1. No King, C cannot be the answer, it's a mistake, position C indicates that the right leg to the men (the one visible to us in front) is in air and so his next position is such that the right leg lands front to him with the left leg in back side, this is nothing but the first position of the man shown in the question with the space!

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  4. Sir ,Where can I attempt some exercise questions of this topic?

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    1. U can get from previous CEED papers (2011-15) as well as some in mock tests and CEED Part A practice test in this blog..

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  5. Hellow sir,
    I applied for a animation college. In sallabus they said that they will ask some animation creative question.
    Sir, I want to suggest me that wht question they will ask or kind ??

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    1. I'm not sure, but I suppose they would ask the following
      1. Ask you to draw a character
      2. Questions related to animation industry, famous animators, studios, movies etc
      3. Questions on emotions, mood of pictures etc.
      4. Steps and tricks of making animated images etc
      This is what I think you will be asked apart from comic strips making.

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  6. HII SIR I AM BIT NERVOUS FOR UCEED 2017 EXAM.I NEED YOUR HELP SIR.I AM PRACTICING FROM YOUR GIVEN RESOURCES FOR UCEED.IS THAT SUFFICIENT OR I NEED TO FOCUS ON SOME OTHER SUBJECTS TOO..???SIR KINDLY HELP ME.IS TWO MONTHS SUFFICIENT FOR CRACKING UCEED EXAM??AND ALSO I NEED YOUR HELP FOR NID 2017.SIR PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO PRACTICE FOR NID 2017.

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    1. IT'S NOT SUFFICIENT, U NEED TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL OTHER RESOURCES, UCEED SUBJECT IS NOT FIXED, CHECK NID PAGE OF THIS BLOG TO KNOW WHAT TO PRACTICE!

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  7. Bhanu sir..just 5 days left for uceed 2017..I am very nervous as I have to crack it at any cost..and I have still not prepared anything specifically..I just keep reading ur posts..my nid 2017 didn't go very well..I messed up with the drawing section..I want u to give me some tips for these remaining days so that it may help me crack this exam..thanks a lot...

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    1. make sure u have covered these topics before the exam - https://stuffyoulook.blogspot.in/2016/12/uceed-quick-practice-list-with-syllabus.html

      And i would suggest to go thru this video till the end for sure! that will definitely help u

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwyC45x-si4

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  8. Sir, there are some questions based on upper and lower movement of lips during speech. How do you solve such questions quickly when the options are confusing

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