Linuxpower.org: Making Movies With Linux — Part 3: New Dimensions

“Now that you can create your own flashy animated gifs using
your favourite art package you should be feeling quite proud of
your capabilities, so here I am now to tell you that you’ve only
just started…”

“Traditional cartoon animation relies on the talent of the
artists to draw the same character thousands of times and from many
different angles and make sure that the character looks the same
all the time. It’s an amazing talent I think and It’s something I
wish I could do; instead I rely on more modern techniques to make
worlds look realistic.”

“Let’s be fairly abstract here…. we’ll create an animated .gif
of a glass cube spinning on its corner on a nice shiny floor.”