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13) and Jane Veeder (Fig. 14). Fig. 13. "LIS31" by Copper Giloth 34 4. The Development of Computer Animation in Various Organizations Fig. 14. 8 New York Institute of Technology, Lucasfilm, and Pixar NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) and Pixar are two well-known institutions that produce spectacular computer-animated images. Two of the most wellknown specialists in computer animation, Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, moved from NYIT to Lucasfilm, before creating Pixar. NYIT has produced several computer animation systems in two and three dimensions.
Burtnyk and Wein  introduced a new technique for solving this problem: the use of skeleton-derived images. This 26 4. The Development of Computer Animation in Various Organizations technique (also discussed further in Chap. 5) is very simple: skeletons, or stickfigures, are used for computing new key images. The animator develops a complex motion sequence with only the skeleton of the image. Because of the simplicity of the skeleton, the degree of interaction can be very high. The systems developed by Burtnyk and Wein were extensively used by the well-known artist Peter Foldes.
_=____. tran s miss ion mode produ c tion definition mod e Fig. 5. The ANIMATOR modes an interpolation routine could improve the curves by using the Akima algorithm . ARTA offers 80 menu-prompted commands. These are classified into: Class A: operations that result in an output figure with the same number of points as an input figure: rotation, translation, scaling. Class B: operations that result in an output figure with a different number of points from the input figure: interpolation, concatenation, texture, addition.