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Computer animation

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View Resource Primordial Soup Kitchen

Cooked up by chef David Griffeath, mathematics professor at the University of Wisconsin, Primordial Soup Kitchen is a repository for information about "self-organization of random cellular automata," via "computer graphics and animations that illustrate the ability of local parallel update rules to generate spatial structure from disordered initial states." Click on Intro or the spiral from the...

http://psoup.math.wisc.edu/kitchen.html
View Resource Computer Animation: Algorithms and Techniques

Designed as an educational reference for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, this site confers information about computer animation techniques. The site's author, Dr. Richard Parent, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the Ohio State University, gives a thorough overview with topics ranging from the history of computer animation to hardware and software...

http://web.cse.ohio-state.edu/~parent.1/MKP/ComputerAnimatio...
View Resource Immunobiology 5th Edition Animations

This flashy site from Garland Publishing is intended as a companion to their textbook Immunobiology 5th edition, but should be useful to all students of molecular biology. The site presents a color cartoon animation with accompanying captions on each immunological action -- antigen recognition, NF-ATc activation, and cytokine signaling, to name a few . Users can control the animation speed and...

http://www.blink.biz/immunoanimations/
View Resource USC Institute for Creative Technologies: Graphics Lab

The Graphics Lab is part of the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies. The lab performs research on computer graphics and modeling techniques such as image-based lighting, range scanning, and animation. This is all made possible by a U.S. Army contract "to advance the state of immersive training simulation." The Lab's homepage offers many details on the various...

http://projects.ict.usc.edu/graphics/
View Resource Flash Kit

Flash, a Web browser plug-in developed by Macromedia, is one of the most common applications for creating animated objects and effects in a Web site. This site has a wealth of tutorials and general information about "Flash and related technologies." There are literally hundreds of tutorials for both novices and experienced users. The introductory items explain concepts like basic graphics and...

http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/
View Resource Alice

Alice is a free "3D interactive graphics programming environment" developed at Carnegie Mellon University. The Windows-based authoring tool includes a program from a professor at the University of Tokyo that allows the user to create 3D models. Alice is then used to paint the objects, which can be included in Web sites and viewed by anyone with the free browser plug-in. The tools are known for...

http://www.alice.org/
View Resource Animation

Animation is making a splash with the recent box office hit, Shrek 2. This Topic in Depth explores how animation works, it's history and the entertaining as well as academic applications of animation. The first website provides a basic overview of digital cinema (1). More information on animation can be found on the second website (2). Digital Media FX provides this history (3 ) of animation. The...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2004/0604
View Resource Animal Algorithm Animation Tool

Guido Rößling, who works for the Rechnerbetriebsgruppe (Computer Support Center) of the Department of Computer Science at the Darmstadt University of Technology, has created this website about ANIMAL. ANIMAL is a general-purpose animation tool with a current focus on algorithm animation. Posted on this website are the animations, including screenshots, classification and description, a user guide,...

http://www.animal.ahrgr.de/
View Resource 3-D Simulations

Three-dimensional (3-D) rendering and animation technology is not only used for entertainment, but also for research and educational purposes. The technology can be used for purposes of scientific simulation in fields such as physics, biology, or chemistry. For example, Stanford University's Folding@home project (1) uses 3-D simulations and distributed computing to study protein folding,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2005/0422
View Resource Vfxblog

As more and more films use visual effects throughout their running time, movie fans continue to clamor for more information about how the process of creating such effects works and what types of challenges might be encountered during such a process. In an attempt to offer a look inside this world, Ian Failes, an Australian lawyer, has created this Vfxblog, which is a weblog that offers interviews...

https://vfxblog.com/
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