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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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Despite the growing number of people entering school to study computer animation, the demand is still high.
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.
The rapid advancement of computer technology has made computer animation available to the masses.
The level of quality and technical expertise exemplified by this year's submissions continues to raise the bar for the extreme innovation and leading technology the Computer Animation Festival delivers year after year," said Joshua Grow, Computer Animation Festival Director and 3D Stereo Coordinator for The Creative-Cartel.
But when Pixar first went public in November 1995, computer animation was still in its early days.
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?
CHICAGO -- SIGGRAPH 2009 announces Academy Award[R] winner Chris Landreth as a special guest speaker during this year's renowned Computer Animation Festival.
Think: ``Look into the past and you'll see a battle between humankind and beasts that rages for thousands of years,'' exclaims the overheated narrator, setting the table for a special combining computer animation and vague educational values about how our ancestors often served as hors d'oeuvres for early beasts.

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