The 12 Rules of Animation

Animation as we know it has been around since Horner invented the zoetrope in 1834. Since then animators have developed a set of rules that help us to draw viewers into the world we have created. From Disney classics to the latest stereoscopic 3D productions, we’ve plundered them all to find the 12 key techniques you need to master to be a top-flight animator.

12 Principles