Accession Number : AD0690887
Title : INTERACTIVE COMPUTER-MEDIATED ANIMATION.
Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC
Personal Author(s) : Baecker,Ronald Michael
Report Date : JUN 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 352
Abstract : The use of interactive computer graphics in the construction of animated visual displays is investigated. In interactive computer-mediated animation, movies are formed from direct console commands, algorithms, free-hand sketches, and real-time actions (such as mimicking a movement or rhythm with a stylus or a push-button). The resulting movies can be immediately viewed and altered. In picture-driven animation, the animator may sketch and refine (1) static images to be used as components of individual frames of the movie, and (2) static and dynamic images that represent movement and rhythm. These latter pictures drive algorithms to generate dynamic displays. Since each such picture determines critical parameters of a sequence of frames, a single sketch or action controls the dynamic behavior of an entire interval of the movie. The dissertation also outlines the design of a multi-purpose, open-ended, interactive Animation and Picture Processing Language. APPL is a conversational language which accepts free-hand sketches, real-time actions, and algorithms that control interactive dynamic displays.
Descriptors : (*COMPUTERS, GRAPHICS), (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, *MOTION PICTURES), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CATHODE RAY TUBE SCREENS, ALGORITHMS, REAL TIME, THESES
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Printing and Graphic Arts
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE