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Encyclopedia > Animation software

Animation software is software that is used either for computer animation or to assist animators with the considerable work needed to create more traditional pieces of animation. Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Two Dimensional (2D) animation

Main article: 2D computer graphics

Two Dimensional (2D) animation software provides animators with the ability to use computers to carry out the time consuming repetitive tasks that are needed when building a sequence of frames. A simple example of this is the software package stopmotion, 2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them. ... In mathematics, the idea of a frame in the theory of smooth manifolds is understood in terms meaning it can vary from point to point. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Three dimensional (3D) animation

Three dimensional (3D) animation is far more complex than 2D for a number of reasons. Firstly, objects in a 3D animation have to be created or rendered in each frame. When either an object moves or the relative viewpoint of the observer changes, as is the case when the animator wants to create the appearance of a camera movement, the program must regenerate all the changes in perspective, lighting, shadows and reflections. Modeling in LightWave. ... Traditionally, to render is to purify animal fats. ... A cube in two-point perspective. ... Lighting refers to either artificial light sources such as lamps or to natural illumination of interiors from daylight. ... This article is about the optical phenomenon; for other meanings, see Shadow (disambiguation). ... Reflections may refer to: the plural of reflection Reflections Interactive, a video game developer Reflections (Manos Hadjidakis album) Reflections (Rick James album) Reflections - A Retrospective, a 2006 album by Mary J. Blige Reflections (B.B. King album) Reflections (Paul Van Dyk album) Reflections (Apocalyptica album) Reflections (Supremes album) Reflections (The...

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