Computer Animation Kathryn Crawford-Frampton Communications 538 Computer Animation Introduction Definitions A Historical Overview Timelines Contributing Events The Current Status A Future Look Conclusion The Ultimate Question: Will 3D computer animation become the industry standard?
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“Computer animation has the ability to convey statements, ideas, theories and emotions.”
“Since its inception, animation has served as an effective vehicle for communication…The newest genre, computer animation, continues the tradition of communicator.”
“The ability to communicate through computer animation is the result of the symbiotic relationship between science and art that exists in this medium.”
The bringing of apparent life to inanimate objects.
(Mancis & Van Dyke, 1966)
(Walt Disney, 1938)
Computer-generated animation with three functions:
Synchronization and image rendering
Creates the 3-D database which serves as the ‘world‘ to be portrayed in a synthetic computer graphics sequence.
Uses either wire-frame or solid models to create objects.
The specification of position and orientation of objects in time.
Using computers to move the camera to eliminate human error.
Computer-assisted animation with six functions:
Input of drawings
Production of in-betweens
Specification of motion
Coloring of drawings
Synchronization of sound
Initiating the recordingTypes of Computer Animation
Will 3D computer animation be the death of traditional 2D?