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  1. onion skinningnoun

    A technique in animation in which consecutive frames are layered translucently to aid the animator.

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  1. Onion skinning

    Onion skinning is a 2D computer graphics term for a technique used in creating animated cartoons and editing movies to see several frames at once. This way, the animator or editor can make decisions on how to create or change an image based on the previous image in the sequence. In traditional cartoon animation, the individual frames of a movie were initially drawn on thin onionskin paper over a light source. The animators would put the previous and next drawings exactly beneath the working drawing, so that they could draw the 'in between' to give a smooth motion. In computer software, this effect is achieved by making frames translucent and projecting them on top of each other. This effect can also be used to create motion blurs, as seen in The Matrix when characters dodge bullets.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of onion skinning in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of onion skinning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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