Animation Fundamentals. By Alexander Ewing. What is Animation. A simulation of movement created by displaying a series of pictures , or frames . Cartoons on television is one example of animation. Animation on computers is one of the chief ingredients of multimedia presentations.
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By Alexander Ewing
A simulation of movement created by displaying a series of pictures, or frames. Cartoons on television is one example of animation.
Animation on computers is one of the chief ingredients of multimedia presentations.
The word Animation derives from the Latin wordsAnima meaning life,
Andanimare meaning to breathe life into.
When a person views a moving object in real life, the human brain retains the image of a moving object for longer than that image is actually present. This creates an opportunity to convince the brain's image processing centres that a series of fast, still images are actually moving pictures.
The human brain will perceive motion when watching a series of moving images presented at a speed as slow as 10 frames per second, but the motion will appear jerky.
A rate of 16 images per second creates an impression of a moving image virtually indistinguishable from live motion.
Throughout history, people have employed various techniques to give the impression of moving pictures. Cave drawings depicted animals with their legs overlapping so that they appeared to be running. The properties of animation can be seen in Asian puppet shows, Greek bas-relief, Egyptian funeral paintings, medieval stained glass, and modern comic strips.
Film showing images from a
5,200-year old bowl from an
ancient burial site in Iran.
Chauvet Cave in the valley of the Ardèche River in France.
(The first successful sound animated film)
(The first animated feature film produced in America $1.5 Million)
(The first animated feature to be nominated for the Academy Award as Best Picture.)
(the most expensive video game-inspired film ever made)
(The longest running television comedy series ever made)
(Though primarily an Animated film, Happy Feet does
incorporatemotion capture of live action humans)