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.



Glass Layer Sound Track MIckey Mouse Sound Film Animated Cartoon 
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© Springer- Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Hautes Etudes CommercialesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique et de Recherche OpérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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