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redpaintednavi 06-11-2012 11:11 AM

Animation techniques already 30 000 years ago?
Researchers claim that paleolithic artists used a kind of animation technique to simulate movement in their paintings and drawings. Here is an article and a film that shows the ancient animations.


Reporting in ‬ the June issue of Antiquity, archaeologist Marc Azéma of the University of Toulouse–Le Mirail in France and independent French artist Florent Rivère, argued that by about* ‬30,000* ‬years ago Paleolithic artists used "animation effects" in their paintings. To render the movement, they deconstructed it in successive images.

According to the researchers, this would explain multiple heads or limbs on some cave paintings.
Stoneage Artists Created Prehistoric Movies : Discovery News

Human No More 06-12-2012 01:30 AM

I'd never have guessed the intention behind that... When I saw the title, I just guessed it would probably be successive images.

Eana Unil 06-12-2012 07:36 AM

This is just awesome. Though they're more like... movement lines (like in comics) than intended animations (like in animated movies), but whatsoever, still awesome.

redpaintednavi 06-29-2012 02:41 PM

Here is a more recent example of "animation" in ancient art, this time from 5000 years ago:

PressTV - Iran films world's first animation

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