This will be a brief introduction to computer animation (more will come later in the course).

Lecture 1 discusses traditional animation and how you can use computers to make them easier.

Lecture 2 gives an introduction to some computer animation methods.

Here are some links to some good stop motion animations

Animation worksheet 1

Animation worksheet 2


Simulation lecture notes.

An example simulation engine

Simulation work sheet.

Physics engines lecture notes.

Physics engines worksheet.

Note on Blender and MacBooks

There are problems with blender crashing on certain models of MacBook. I’ve heard reported that dispabling MipMaps under User Preferences -> System and OpenGL might fix it.

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