Classifying the Elements in a Scientific Animation 940919

Computer animation and its use in the engineering/scientific community are in their infancy. As this visualization tool becomes more widely used and accepted, individual expectations may differ greatly regarding appropriate usage and documentation of an animation.This paper lays the foundation for establishing guidelines for documenting the data and techniques used in producing an animation. The many elements that make up an animation are discussed, along with their importance to the presentation.The ultimate goal, for using the proposed guideline, is to achieve consistency within the engineering / scientific community when evaluating an animation.


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