Principles of Animation – Anticipation

Anticipation is a preliminary action that sets up a primary action. It cues or prepares the audience for what is about to happen.”

Over the past few years I have been saving and collecting references and good examples of the principles of animations. Today I’d like to share this one about Anticipation. The first video is a great example of exaggeration and anticipation. It’s interesting to see that without the anticipation, the animation doesn’t work at all.

With anticipation

Without anticipation:

And another brilliant example, that we can take advantage of this principle on illustrations as well:

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