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computer animation

[kəm′pyüd·ər an·ə′mā·shən]
(computer science)
The use of a computer to present, either continuously or in rapid succession, pictures on a cathode-ray tube or other device, graphically representing a time developing system at successive times.

computer animation

The creation of animated sequences within the computer. Contrast with stop-motion animation.
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This is followed by the design of the characters and the set, wherein a 3D model of each character, as well as the set, is created using computer animation software Maya.
CONCLUSION: An excellent technical reference for computer animation and visual effects production, designed to work with any computer platform and most 3D software programmes.
However, computer animation is a new and consistently changing medium that challenges the traditional criteria for determining prejudicial diagrams or video reenactments.
The good news is that being young doesn't mean you won't be able to get a good job in the computer animation business.
At the other side of the world, in Korea, which today is doing the major percentage of cel painting work for the Americans, one of the key animation companies - Sei Yung - is developing plans to install 50 work stations of the new, American-developed Metrolight computer animation system.
You could win a trivia contest by asking the following question: Who made films in the 1940s with Norman McLaren, started the National Film Board's French animation studio and shepherded the development of computer animation in this country?

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