Definition - What does Skeletal Animation mean?
Techopedia explains Skeletal Animation
Skeletal animation includes a hierarchy of bones with their own properties. Ideas like transformation and translation allow designers to apply algorithms or changes to larger fields. Sets of joints influence range of motion. All of these involve an object-oriented approach to an animated design. It combines small integrated components into one main framework that designers can use.
Engineers refer to the construction of sets of bones as "rigging."
Skeletal animation is widely used in movies and videos and in different kinds of artificial intelligence or cutting-edge IT projects.