What is 2D Animation?
2D animation is defined by having its objects and characters created in a two-dimensional space. It means that they only have width and height. It’s estimated a traditional animation style, known from the 1800s. Originally, it was created by pulling together the frames in which one drawing was followed by another one that slightly differed from it. Every second included 24 frames.
We all remember the classic Disney animations, right? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Bambi, The Little Mermaid, and so on. They are some of the most famous 2D animations. With the rise of computer technologies, this process was also digitized through various 2d animation explainer software with the option of drawing the characters and backgrounds directly into the computer and animating them.
The pre-production method is the first stage of creating animations. During this process, the animation team develops the story and writes the script of the animation, designs the characters, creates a storyboard, chooses the color palettes, prepares the backgrounds, and records the voice-over. This is a preparation stage for the main process, so it needs to be properly done.
Production is the process of creating the animation by selecting all the created materials together and producing the scenes. This includes painting the backgrounds, creating the individual scenes and character activities, making the rough animation, cleaning up the animation (tracing), inbetweening, coloring, and painting the drawings with the help of computer software, compositing, and export.
Post-production is the final editing process of 2D animation. During this phase, the animation is enhanced with additional sound effects or recordings which increase the emotional impact of the animation. Once the final version is ready, it’s rendered and exported to different formats.