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