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Author Topic: Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"  (Read 1040 times)

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Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:31:42 PM »
So I've been studying animation, and perhaps I missed something as I was going through this one book...but maybe someone here can clarify my question.  Here's the passage in question:
Clipboard Image (20).jpgAnimation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"

I just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly.  The only reason why I'm particularly interested is because I also have noticed that I like the Tom and Jerry timing more so than other similar cartoons. 

So...when he says people are walking on "twelve exposures" or "eights", as far as actual time units go [seconds], does that mean (for the 8 example):
cartoons are 24 fps
so 8/24 = 0.3 seconds

is he saying each step takes 0.3 seconds?  Or every two steps (one cycle) takes 0.3 seconds?  I don't quite get it.  It seems like a brisk pace either way.

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Re: Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 05:40:11 PM »
Well, i was right in that I did miss something (the page before)!  :-[ :P
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So my assumption was also correct...it's just a division of the framerate.  Which also reveals a very fascinating nugget to me regarding these master animators.  They ARE quite anal!  his whole brain/body is finely tuned to this kind of specific timing, sheesh.  I love learning things like this because occasionally I'll be made to feel uncomfortable or awkward about my attention to detail.

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Re: Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 05:47:00 PM »
And interestingly enough, when you translate this rhythm to musical notation (bpm), it is:
twelves = 120 bpm
eights = 180 bpm

Always good to know!  I've always said the natural rhythm I tend to prefer is about 75 bpm.  Cuz I'm all relaxed like that.  West Coast style, yo.

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Re: Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 06:08:17 PM »
Thx! I just learned something. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 06:10:14 PM »
Thx! I just learned something. :Thmbsup:
Just trying to get even!

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Re: Animation question: exposures on "eights" or "twelves"
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 06:23:39 PM »
Thx! I just learned something. :Thmbsup:
Just trying to get even!

Be my guest. I'm bored with the stuff I already know. ;D :Thmbsup: