Conventional Animation

  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


Animation can be defined in different ways. For John Halas [1968], one of the world’s most famous animators, “movement is the essence of animation.” A similar approach defines animation as “art in movement.” Some more precise definitions are given below:
  1. 1.

    Animation is a technique in which the illusion of movement is created by photographing a series of individual drawings on successive frames of film. The illusion is produced by projecting the film at a certain rate (typically 24 frames/ second).

  2. 2.

    Animation refers to the process of dynamically generating a series of frames of a set of objects, in which each frame is an alteration of the previous frame.



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© Springer-Verlag Tokoyo 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.MIRALab, CUIUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computer Graphics LabSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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