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Wrocław, Poland

3D Animation & Visual Effects

Language: EnglishStudies in English
Subject area: arts
Kind of studies: full-time studies, part-time studies
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3D or 3-D (usually an abbreviation of three-dimensional) may refer to:
Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures. The stop motion technique where live actors are used as a frame-by-frame subject is known as pixilation.
Japan will just no longer be the center of world animation. Maybe in five years, Taiwan will be such a center.
Hideaki Anno, Evangelion Creator Predicts the Death of Anime, Brian Ashcraft, Kotaku 5/25/15.
Animation in itself is an art form, and that's the point I think always needs clarification. True animation exists without any background, or any color, or any sound, or anything else; it exists in your hand. And you can take it and flip it. [...] What makes animation is the fact that you have a series of drawings that move. You don't even have to have a camera, you see; animation exists without it. If you want to broaden your audience, or make it more colorful or add music, then you put it under a camera one frame at a time, and then you run it at the same speed as you flip it, and then you have animation. If it depends basically upon soundtrack, or basically upon music, or color, graphic design, or anything else to sustain itself, then it is not unique to animation.
Chuck Jones Joe Adamson, Witty Birds and Well-Drawn Cats: An Interview with Chuck Jones [1971], in Chuck Jones: conversations, ed. Chuck Jones and Maureen Furniss (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2005), 63.
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 as quoted in OpenGL Shading Language (2006) by Randi J. Rost, p. 411
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