CS4FN Issue 11

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This computer animation special is issue 11 of the series Computer Science for Fun. It features a range of articles covering:

• The history of computer animation

• Animation basics

• Automata – precursors to computers

• Soap bubbles and the Travelling Salesman Problem

• Motion capture, and the difficulties of animating humans accurately

• Animated, pollution-stopping wallpaper

• Virtual reality Jedi training

• Animatronics

• Behaviour studies in social sciences with virtual reality

• Using smart ‘firefly’ lights to create 3d automated displays

• Situation Awareness – interfacing with flight-deck technology on modern airliners, just like Mickey Mouse

• 3D movies

The magazine is edited by Paul Curzon, Jo Brodie and Peter W. McOwan

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