Animation

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Introduction1

Dictionary

animation : the state of being animate or animated — Webster   See also OneLook

Animation (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a flip book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation, and digital video.

Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures. Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24, 25, 30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery (CGI). 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings. — Wikipedia

Animation (Encyclopædia Britannica)

CG 101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference (Terrence Masson)

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Preservation

History

The History of Computer Graphics and Digital Art Project (ACM SIGGRAPH)

People Behind the pixels: History of Computer Graphics (Terrence Masson)
The Computer Graphics Book Of Knowledge (Terrence Masson)

Museum

The Computer Graphics Museum
The Computer and the Image Exhibit (The Computer Museum)
Computers Make Movies (Computer History Museum)

Library

Library of Congress # TR897.5 Animation (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Computer Graphics Educational Materials Source (ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee & Eurographics Education Board)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

Special Effects Artists and Animators (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)

Organization

ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH)

News

ACM Transactions on Graphics
Science Daily
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Media

Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.