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Lecture 6

SAG 235 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Match Moving, Motion Capture, Computer Animation


Department
Simulation, Animation and Gaming
Course Code
SAG 235
Professor
Cardon
Lecture
6

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SAG 235 LECTURE 6 HISTORY OF ANIMATION CON’T
Computer animation
This is the latest animation technique.
Computer animation is considered to be closer to other animation techniques than
traditional hand-drawn animation.
It is often compared to stop motion animation.
Earlier on, computer graphics (CG) appeared in movies, such as:
o Future World (1976)
o Star Wars (1977)
It was not meant to fool the audience into thinking it was anything but
computer graphics.
o Tron (1982)
This movie integrated computer animation with live action.
Since the action was in a computer, the computer graphics didn’t need to
look realistic.
This was the first time computer graphics was used as an integral part of
a movie.
o The Last Starfighter (1984)
One main use of computer graphics was to replace physical models.
In this case, computer graphics were used to create realistic elements
intermixed with the live action.
This movie used computer animation instead of building models.
Computer graphics is also used to create aliens.
o It is also used to create realistic creatures, but they don’t need to match anything
the audience is familiar with.
o Many movies did this:
The Abyss (1989)
Terminator II (1991)
Casper (1995)
Species (1995)
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (1995)
Something more challenging is the use of computer graphics for realistic models that are
familiar to the audience.
o Jurassic Park (1993)
Was the first movie to integrate computer graphic animation with live
action.
In this movie, it is difficult to tell what was computer generated and what
was real.
Computer animation animation
One use of computer animation is to “do animation.”
Computer animation is used to produce 3D cartoons.
Examples of this would be:
o Toy Story (1995)
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