This is the book for those who want real action on their computer screens! Popular computer authors Mitchell Waite and David Fox introduce you to the exciting world of computer-animated graphics and present the tools and techniques for creating original animated displays an personal computers.
The first part of Computer Anmimation Primer fills you in with an overview of the field, describing the theory of animation, basic hardware and software concepts, and the potential of various products for animation. A vivid look at state-of-the-art computer-generated animated movies and "flip book" computer animation will fascinate and inspire you. Given this background, you're ready for the actual programming techniques used in personal computer animation, including character set, plotting, player-missile, and scrolling graphics.
Computer Animation Primer features complete listings of Atari BASIC animation programs such as the Great Movie Cartoon and Walking Man. Although the authors chose to work solely with the Atari computer because of its unique potential for graphics and animation, users of other personal computers will find much inspiration and valuable technical information in these pages.
Enhanced by many colorful illustrations, this enticing new book shows you all you need to know to create your own galloping horses, exploding bombs, flying spaceships, and dancing figures.