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Guide to Computer Animation by Marcia Kuperberg

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animation for multimedia and new media

by Alan Peacock

Chapter 4

by Alan Peacock

Animation for multimedia and new media

INTRODUCTION

In interactive media, animation makes an important contribution to the user’s experience. It contributes to the apparent responsiveness of the system and to the user’s feeling of agency (their ability to act meaningfully within the artefact), to the engagement of the user and their feeling of reward. In its visual qualities and its pace, animation plays a significant part in creating the atmosphere or tone of the multimedia artefact.

Animation in multimedia has its own particular concerns and issues, ...

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