Straight Ahead

Cel Animation

One of the 12 Principles of Animation. Derived in the fundamentals of cel animation, straight ahead is an animation technique where an animator draws each new frame sequentially, without planning keyframes in advance. The animator will draw the first frame and continue advancing through an animation until the last frame. The opposite technique to straight ahead animation is pose-to-pose animation, and either technique is usually chose based on an animator's personal preference.

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