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Flip-book look to an animation...
on May 13, 2005 at 8:49:11 pm

Has anyone ever experimented with making 3D image objects into photos that pass (horizontally, not on top of each other) quickly enough to create the illusion of a flip-book type animation? I am going for a look I've seen before, but can't actually think of any examples to view online.

The effect uses passing images that increase in speed until suddenly the correct "passing rate" of the pictures creates the illusion that the line of images are no longer passing the camera, but actually animating in specific frames as if the line of images froze in place, but now they are like three little movie-screens animating in place.

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Joaquin (Kino) Gil
Re: Flip-book look to an animation...
on May 13, 2005 at 10:47:30 pm

you are describing a visual toy of a couple centuries ago, the "Zoetrope". You need also an opaque screen with slits so you "lose" the edges and persistence of vision can "freeze" the image to meld it with the next and previous.

There is a zoetrope animated in either Alias PA or Wavefront with the Muybridge man running in one of Siggraph's yearly tapes of a few years ago, in case you can search for it.

take care


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