The Twelve Principles of Animation: Frame to Frame and Key to Key

Frame to Frame and Key to Key or Straight Ahead Action and Pose to Pose, are two animation techniques that both create a feel of movement within characters or props. For Example Frame to Frame is when a animator just jeeps creating a certain amount of Frames in a continuous order, while Key to Key is when certain frames are selected and created and the gaps in between are left out until later on. Key to Key is used to create better emotional and dramatic scenes with animations and films, while Frame to Frame is used to create more realistic flow and movement within scenes especially Fight scenes. Often both methods are used together to create the best sense of realism within an animation but often Key to Key is used with Computer generated animations due to the fact that the composition transfer is the best means for animation out of the two.