Centre of Excellence in Animation in Shillong
Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images. Animators are artists who specialize in creating animation. It is basically categorized into 2D traditional animation that is done manually by hand and 3D-digital animation that is done by using various software applications. It is finding its use in mobiles, software applications, movie visual effects, visual communication and advertising. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film.
Today most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Apart from short films, feature films, animated gifs and other media dedicated to the display moving images, animation is also heavily used for video games, motion graphics, entertainment, education, design, simulations and special effects.