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computer animation

             "Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation" (Walt Disney). Technology today has opened new doors to the vast expansion and use of animation. From the beginning of animation to today's new-found opportunities, the use of computers have given a more realistic feel to the latest movies and cartoons. .
             Before the advent of the computer, therefore, the advent of computer animation, all animation had to be produced by hand. Every single frame had to be drawn by hand. This form of art did not come about instantly. Many people helped in making animation what it has become today.
             Throughout the 1800's and the 1900's, many tools and techniques were invented to aid in computerized animation. For example, the phenakitstocope was created which produced an illusion of movement. Thomas Edison announced his kinetscope in 1889. This tool projected a fifty-foot length of film in thirteen-seconds. Therefore, giving an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter. The zoetrope was then created. This was also known as the "wheel of life." The zoetrope had a short, fat cylinder which rotated on its axis of symmetry. When the cylinder was spun, a sequence of images appeared.
             At the same time, around 1872, photographic compilations were used to produce animations in motion. This technique was first developed by Eadwenrd Muybridge. Afterwards, in 1895, cinematography was used. Cinematographs were machines that always had the ability to show loops, which were film strips where the beginning and ending were glued together. .
             Cel animation was soon after created. Cel animation is one of the simplest forms of film techniques. Along with analogue computer graphics. Animation was there after drawn onto film itself.

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