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Computer animation


Computer animation is the process used for generating animated images. The more general term computer-generated imagery (CGI) encompasses both static scenes and dynamic images, while computer animation only refers to the moving images. Modern computer animation usually uses 3D computer graphics, although 2D computer graphics are still used for stylistic, low bandwidth, and faster real-time renderings. Sometimes, the target of the animation is the computer itself, but sometimes film as well.


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  • Animation methods 

  • Modeling 

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  • Facial animation 

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  • Films 

  • Animation studios 

  • Web animations 

  • Detailed examples and pseudocode 

  • Computer-assisted vs. computer-generated