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Difference between Multimedia and Animation

  • Last Updated : 26 Aug, 2020
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1. Multimedia :
Multimedia means that computer information can be collect through audio, video, and animation etc. Multimedia use text, images, graphics are the major sources of the people. In 20th century people use motion pictures, radio, televisions. Multimedia is derived from two words “Multi”and “Medium”. Multimedia use to deliver information to user in digital form. Multimedia is a field with computer controlled combination of text, animation, audio, video, graphics, and other forms of media. It can be store information in digital form. Multimedia needs large space to store information.

Where do we use multimedia :

  • multimedia in business.
  • multimedia in schools.
  • multimedia at home.
  • multimedia at public place.

2. Animation :
Animation the process of designing, drawing, making layouts and preparation of presentation, through animation we can move pictures in motion, we can make video also. We can capture movements of pictures though mobiles, camera or any digital media. Animation are created from a sequence of still images, each image is slightly changes from previous one. Animation become very famous since 1950s. now days there are 2D animation movies and 3D animation movies. Through animation we can develop your web sides. Animation means putting life on non living things.

Types of animation :

  • Traditional animation.
  • Stop motion animation.
  • Motion graphics.
  • Computer animation.
  • 2D animation.
  • 3D animation.

Difference between Multimedia and Animation :

1.Multimedia is refers to multiple forms of media likes text, audio, images, videos.Animation is a type of multimedia that gives the illusion of moving pictures in sequence manner.
2.Multimedia is integration of various forms of media.Animation is a variation of multimedia.
3.Multimedia includes design, web design, presentation, etc.Animation includes film production, photography, video games, web application, sound design, etc.
4.Multimedia devices are electronic media devices are used to store multimedia content.It can be store/record on either analogue media, such as a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, or on digital media.
5.Multimedia is derived from two words “multi”and “medium”.Animation is basically derived from Greek word ‘ani’ means any non-living object and ‘motion’ means movement.
6.Multimedia is a artists.Animators often work in a specific medium.
7.It is defines as multiple sources and forms of media likes, text, audio, animation, videos, graphics and any other source of media. It is mainly used to deliver information, to a group or platform.Animation is actually a type of multimedia, that is consisted of a sequence of images /pictures that are directly moves one after the other.
8.It main purposes is industry use of presentations, special effects/audio in entertainment, online training course, editing in journalism, designing/research in engineering, social media in communication, research in medicine, The majority of the human population use multimedia on a daily basis such as, magazines, television, etc.It main purpose is to bring life and movement to a still image by directly sequencing multiple images together. It can be hand drawn.
9.Multimedia cannot draw by hand.Animation can be draw by hand.

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