Use Your and as You Learn How Animation Works

Would you believe that when you see animation you are actually seeing individual pictures move very quickly (24 pictures per second)? Your eyes are tricked into seeing movement. This process is called the Persistence of Vision theory.

This is how the
Persistence of Vision Theory works...

Your brain "holds onto an image" for a fraction of a second after the image has passed. If the eye sees a series of still images move very quickly one picture after another, then the images will appear to move because our eyes cannot cope with fast-moving images - our eyes have been tricked into thinking they have seen movement.

Try waving your hand in front of your eyes very fast. It seems like you see several hands at once, doesn't it? If you try waving your hand in front of your face as you watch TV you will see even more images of your hand because the television is actually flickering.

Click on the Task link of this WebQuest to learn how you will use the Persistence Theory to create an animation project.