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Python Graphics: Animation Principles

Dec 07, 2010, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Ohlson De Fine)

[ Thanks to Naheed for this link. ]

"Introduction

"Animation is about making graphic objects move smoothly around a screen. The method to create the sensation of smooth dynamic action is simple:

1. First present a picture to the viewer's eye.
2. Allow the image to stay in view for about one-twentieth of a second.
3. With a minimum of delay, present another picture where objects have been shifted by a small amount and repeat the process.

"Besides the obvious applications of making animated figures move around on a screen for entertainment, animating the results of computer code gives you powerful insights into how code works at a detailed level. Animation offers an extra dimension to the programmers' debugging arsenal. It provides you with an all encompassing, holistic view of software execution in progress that nothing else can."

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