Thursday, 15 April 2010

Animation Timeline: Entry 02 - Eadweard MuyBridge (1830 - 1904)

Eadweard Muybridge, is an English photographer and one of the founding fathers of animation but is better known for his pioneering work within the animal locomotion.

He proved that a horse at one point in its run cycle has no feet on the ground. But little did he know it at the time, he hadn't just proved that all of a horses feet are off the ground in its run cycle, he also worked out that with the right amount of frames you can produce the illusion of a flowing walk cycle. This today has given us the fundamentals of animation.

Muybridge found this out by taking a quick succesion of photographs of a horses gallop using multiple cameras.

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