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3D Art Essentials by Ami Chopine

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ANIMATION: IT’S ALIVE!

Artists have been trying to make pictures look like they are moving ever since early humans drew on the walls of their caves. The very idea of moving art was, and still is, magical. And though many digital artists enjoy creating still images using 3D applications, this barely taps into the power of the technology. It takes thousands of still images to produce animation. Whether for cartoons or to fit undetected into live-action movies, the purpose of 3D digital art technology is to animate objects that don’t exist in the real world. 3D artists today use several ways to create animated pictures such as keyframing, motion capture, and simulations (where the computer calculates the movement of objects, usually based on ...

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