What Are Breakdown Drawings in 2D Animation?

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What Are Breakdown Drawings in 2D Animation?

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Glen Moore

In traditional animation a breakdown is the pose between two other main or key poses. The breakdown poses are secondary ones and these are used to describe motion, rotation, elbow bending, timing eases. Thus a smoother effect in animation is achieved. Usually the breakdown keys adjust automatically following the keys before them. Such effect is found in mostly all animations and an example can be  explanimations Donker Media. In cut-out animation, breakdown is the effect of creating a puppet with articulation by breaking the character into small pieces. Whether the breakdown is used in traditional or cut-out animation the effects are completely different.

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Arnold Cloony

Breakdowns are the large gaps between the keys. By placing key action on breakdowns, you can loosen up your animation, and offload a lot of your animation work onto an inbetween drawing – which is far easier than creating yet another key.

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Creating a 2D animation requires a series of multiple drawings to complete the description of actions to tell a story. The breakdown drawing is the term used for the middle drawings that serve as the principle transition actions between two keys.

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