keyframe

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key +‎ frame

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keyframe (plural keyframes)

  1. A single frame in an animation sequence drawn by an artist, between which others are tweened.
    • 2013, Chris Georgenes, How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CS6: The Art of Design and Animation
      Lightning is a very quick and simple animation technique that can easily be overanimated. Don't try and animate the lightning bolt into the frame by building it up over a sequence of keyframes.
  2. A complete video frame, used as a reference for subsequent interframes in video compression.

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keyframe (third-person singular simple present keyframes, present participle keyframing, simple past and past participle keyframed)

  1. To animate by interpolation between successive keyframes.