This reference comments on the mechanisms of creating animation work from the perspective of ecological psychology, relying on concepts not generally mentioned in ordinary animation commentaries, such as affordance, texture, ambient light, and optical flow.
Animation has various psychological effects on the people who view it. Receptivity to animation depends on the viewer’s developmental stage, and animation can play a supportive role for people who have mental issues. On the other hand, an animator’s psychological developmental themes can have demonstrable effects on the animation, and this aspect can be explained in psychological terms. Moreover, animation can be understood as a clue for deciphering the mental issues of the modern age.
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