Python Graphics: Animation Principles
Dec 07, 2010, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
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."