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Squash and Stretch

Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:55 am

In 3D animation, squash and stretch is a technique that is applied to an animated or in-motion characters to give them a more exaggerated movement. Traditional cartoon animation contains a large amount of squash and stretch — think of older cartoons where a cartoon character being hit on the head with a hammer would go through a lengthy series of movements as the effect of being hit.