Bounce, Squash and Stretch

Bounce, Squash and Stretch are the part of the 12 rules of animation, founded by Disney animators stating what they believed that all an animation needed  to make them appear more life like. Bounce, Squash and Stretch  is the first principle of animation, what this implies is that in order for an animation to appear life like it has to show of this three types of movement within them like Simon’s cat:

The twelve principles where first introduced in a book called The Illusion of Life, Disney Animation by two Disney animators called  Ollie Johnson and Frank Thomas. The first principle is considered one of the most important due to the fact that it brings a majority of drawings to the life by creating motions that are considered realistic such as when drawing a series of images of a runner the muscles will stretch and been depending on when and where his legs are positioned.

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