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evolution of animation

Since the beginnings of time, human beings have tried to capture a sense of motion in their art. From the eight-legged boar in the Altamira caves of Northern Spain to paintings alongside the remains of long-dead pharoahs, this quest for capturing motion has been a common theme throughout many of mankind's artistic endeavors.

From the earliest known drawings by prehistoric man, depicting a series of pictures showing movement, to the ancient Greek and Roman soldier with a series of images around the rims of their shields, it is evident that man has been ever willing to make drawings come ‘alive’ and move.

Since the development of early civilisations, humans have tried to capture the sense of motion though drawings and illustrations. Examples of these attempts can be found in abundance, from early Egyptian wall decorations to more the recognisable illustrations by Leonardo da Vinci whose image shows how the limbs would appear if they were in different positions.Since the beginni...

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