12 Principles of Animation


“The Illusion of Life” is an interesting presentation of 12 universal principles for animation using cubes (instead of characters).

“The Illusion of Life” was created by Cento Lodigiani, who also made a watch-worthy minimalist short, “Sunset.”


About the author

Justin Cone

/ justincone.com

Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog.

Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.

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  • Hi, thanks a lot for posting my work.
    Is there a way you can put a link to my site or my name? THX!!

  • Congrats Cento! One of the best animators I’ve ever worked with. Check out all his work!

  • oeuf

    Great work, love the gifs.

  • Very interesting and beautiful sense of movement (sorry for my english ah)