Changes of Impression in the Animation Characters with the Different Color and Thickness in Outlines

Haruna Izumi
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Masato Sakurai
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Ryo Yoneda
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Masashi Yamada
Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:77, s. 921-926

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Recently the several colors such as brown and reddish brown are used as the outlines in animation characters in some TV animation. To examine the effects on impression in the animation characters by the differences of color and thickness in outlines; the impression in the original animation characters was measured using SD method with varying the colors and thickness in outlines. In the results; the effects with the outlines can be represented by the impression to “naturalness”; “potency”; and “activity” of three dimensions in the animation characters from factor analysis based on the subjects’ evaluation. It is found that the colors and thickness of outlines affect the impression to naturalness and potency in the animation characters.


Animation character; outline; color; thickness; impression


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