Motion Amplifiers: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations Using the Principles of 2D Animation





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Published on Apr 27, 2016

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We present a sketching tool for crafting animated
illustrations that contain the exaggerated dynamics of
stylized 2D animations. The system provides a set of motion
amplifiers which implement a set of established principles of
2D animation. These amplifiers break down a complex
animation effect into independent, understandable chunks.
Each amplifier imposes deformations to an underlying grid,
which in turn updates the corresponding strokes. Users can
combine these amplifiers at will when applying them to an
existing animation, promoting rapid experimentation. By
leveraging the freeform nature of sketching, our system allows users to rapidly sketch, record motion, explore exaggerated dynamics using the amplifiers, and fine-tune their animations. Practical results confirm that users with no prior experience in
animation can produce expressive animated illustrations
quickly and easily.

The is a research project from Autodesk Research.

Rubaiat Habib, Tovi Grossman, Nobuyuki Umetani, & George Fitzmaurice. (2016).
Motion Amplifiers: Sketching Dynamic Illustrations Using the Principles of 2D Animation
CHI 2016 Conference Proceedings:
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Autodesk Research


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