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animation : the state of being animate or animated — Webster

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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

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ACM SIGGRAPH News The art and science of computer graphics and interactive technology.

  • Recap of I3D'18
    by ACM SIGGRAPH on February 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I3D'18 Conference The I3D'18 conference in Montreal, Canada in May 2018 was a tremendous success. The event had 143 attendees, which is a significant increase (2x) from the previous year and the highest attendance since 2012, the farthest back that we have good records. We attribute this to intentional changes to draw more submissions and more student attendees, and decrease attendee costs by locating in Montreal and raising more sponsorship. The attendance breakdown was: ATTENDANCE  […]

  • CW ’18: International Conference on Cyberworlds
    by ACM SIGGRAPH on February 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    CW ’18: International Conference on Cyberworlds The 17th International Conference Cyberworlds (CW2018) was held in Singapore on 03 to 05 October 2018. CW2018 is organized by Fraunhofer Singapore in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and in cooperation with ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics Association, and International Federation for Information Processing. In the tradition of our previous International Conferences on Cyberworlds, CW2018 was a successful forum […]

  • SIGGRAPH Asia Advisory Group Taps New Chair
    by ACM SIGGRAPH on February 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    SIGGRAPH Asia Advisory Group Taps New Chair by Melanie A. Farmer Yong Tsui (YT) Lee has handed off the chairmanship of the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group (SACAG), a role he has held since 2011, to Surapong (Ben) Lertsithichai, who most recently served as a SACAG committee member. Lertsithichai, who has been involved with SIGGRAPH for 18 years in various capacities, began his new role on Jan. 1, 2019. “We want to welcome Ben as he gets situated in his new position as leader of […]

  • In the Spotlight: Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH
    by ACM SIGGRAPH on February 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    November 2018 Event: Computer Vision at Magic Leap Speaker: Jean-Yves Bouguet, Sr. Director, Computer Vision, Magic Leap Jean-Yves Bouguet has been leading the computer vision group at Magic Leap since 2013. He presented past, present and future research and development work in the computer vision group at Magic Leap leading to the Magic Leap One. Jean-Yves Bouguet provided some insights on the technical challenges that the team of researchers and engineers are tackling to make computer […]

  • ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Plans...
    by ACM SIGGRAPH on February 22, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    ACM SIGGRAPH COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL PLANS GLOBAL GROWTH CHICAGO—As the art of animation continues to evolve, so, too, does the ACM SIGGRAPH community and its premiere showcase of computer animation, the twice-annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival. Part of that evolution is the newly formed Computer Animation Festival Advisory Board, which will be chaired in its first term by Jason RM Smith, a former festival director. “The Computer Animation Festival is core to the […]