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					Animation is an optical illusion. It is a technique of visualization of motion by the rapid sequence of images of 2D or 3-D
artwork or model position in order to create an illusion of movement. Each sequence of image contains a little change. It
involves the appearance of motion caused by displaying still images one by one. By rapid viewing of the images human
eyes fill the gaps and optical illusion movement is complete. The optical illusion is due to the phenomenon of persistence
of vision and can be created in a number of ways.
In addition to its use for entertainment, animation is considered as a form of art. Animation picture is often displayed at
film festivals throughout the world. Animation has its place in learning and education also. The animated cartoon made
first its appearance in the early part of the 20th century.
Most of the animation made for television and film are produced by professional studios because it is not only time
consuming but also costly to produce. However there are many resources such as lower cost programs and distribution
network that have made the work of the animator much easier.
Frames can be produced by using computers or photographs of images. Frames can also be generated by altering a
model unit in small ways and using a special camera to take pictures of the results. Irrespective of method, the animated
film or movie fool the eye with the help of continuous movement.
The eyes are fooled by continuity of vision that is not really happens. In fact, brain and eyes together store a mere
fraction of a second. The minor interruptions are automatically smoothed out by the inherent power of the brain.
Movements are seen uninterrupted as the animation frames are shot in very fast pace.
The incorporation of animation into your own application depends largely on the type of interface your application
provides. The applications that create their own user interface, such as educational software, have much freedom in
determining how much animation is necessary for their users. When used rightly in your application's user interface
animation can enhance the viewers' experience by providing a dynamic look and feel. With the combination of creating
new custom controls with special visual effects can produce a cinematic computing experience for the viewers.
Each animation has its target object or a visual element. This target object is displayed to the users. This target object
starts and stops the animation. Duration, pacing, and the repeating

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