Original classification rating: PG.
This clip chosen to be PG
The new world of computer animation is explained by reporter Tracey Curro, who shows us how movements of the human body are recorded on a series of cameras. This gives the animation director a full 360-degree view of the motion that then becomes dots on the computer screen. These are used to breathe life into an animated character.
One of the delights of viewing these earlier programs extolling new technologies is that we can see the origins of some of today’s advances as they first appeared. Computer animation is one of those gee-whiz ideas that we take for granted today. It’s become the backbone of the feature film industry and underpins fantasy blockbusters like Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003) and King Kong (2005).
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