In this technique, objects are made to move independently. This is accomplished by photographing different positions separately. This has various sub-types like:
- Clay animation or Claymation, where the characters present and the background scenery are created in clay.
- Puppet method of animation uses still puppets and is identical to the clay technique.
- Cut-out animation uses props, backgrounds, and characters that are flat and cut-out from cardboard or photographs.
- Pixilation technique is a complex format where live actors alter their movements for each frame. Multiple frames are made, while the actors pose, and the position is altered with each frame.
- Object animation uses the movements of objects, which are not drawn like dolls, toys, etc.
- Silhouette method is patterned on shadow play and uses characters that are seen as just black silhouettes.
3D technique is mostly used in movies to create situations that cannot be easily displayed like flood, earthquake or war. Various shapes, codes, colors, and actions are incorporated to bring out a realistic picture.
All the above mentioned techniques are used in various contexts and can bring about a vast difference in creating visual impact. When not done in the proper way, they can lead to disastrous consequences. For instance, in case of 3D games, access to the games is not easy and you need increased memory and video cards to use them. When used in the right way, animations form the best marketing technique for your business.