A Color Animation System Based on the Multiplane Technique

Marc Levoy

Proc. Siggraph 1977


This paper describes an animation package currently under development at the Cornell Program of Computer Graphics.The basic algorithm employed is linear or non-linear interpolation between successive pairs of key frames. These key frames are composed of artwork input by the animator on a graphic tablet and displayed on either a black and white vector scope or a color halftone CRT. The initial working environment is two-dimensional, and the individual images are combined using a multiplane cel animation technique to produce depth and motion illusions. Real-time film previewing, utilizing an on-the-fly interpolation algorithm, provides the artist with instant playback of animated sequences.

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