Programmes for Animation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080231532, 9781483188508

Programmes for Animation

1st Edition

A Handbook for Animation Technicians

Authors: Brian Salt
eBook ISBN: 9781483188508
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1978
Page Count: 390
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Programmes for Animation: A Handbook for Animation Technicians is a handbook on animation containing a list of 57 programs for use on a programmable calculator. Each program is preceded by explanations of how the necessary mathematical formulas were derived; each step of the program is also accompanied by a brief explanation. The programs are intended for the Hewlett-Packard HP-97 calculator, and can also be used on the HP-67 pocket calculator.

Comprised of 17 chapters, this book begins by giving sufficient information about the functions of the keys of the calculator. The discussion then turns to field widths and zoom counter readings; the field chart and coordinate systems; and lens and table off-sets. Subsequent chapters deal with linear movements and fairings; exponential movements; middle fairings and co-fairings; rotations and circular pans; and simple harmonic motion. Exposures at different field widths are also explained, along with zooms using several pieces of artwork and movements along a curve. The book concludes by describing two-lens aerial image projection.

This monograph was written specifically for animation technicians.

Table of Contents


I The Calculator

II Field Widths and Zoom Counter Readings

III The Field Chart and Coordinate Systems

IV Lens and Table Off-Sets

V Linear Movements and Fairings

VI Exponential Movements

VII Middle Fairings

VIII Co-Fairings

IX Circular Pans

X Rotations

XI Movements with a Constant Acceleration; Parabolic Fairings

XII Movements in Perspective

XIII Simple Harmonic Motion

XIV Exposures at Different Field Widths

XV Zooms Using Several Pieces of Artwork

XVI Movements Along a Curve

XVII Two-Lens Aerial Image Projection

Appendix I - Random Numbers

Appendix II - Change in Sign of θ


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