A type of GIF image that can be animated by combining several images into a single GIF file. Applications that support the animated GIF standard, GIF89A, cycle through each image. GIF animation doesn’t give the same level of control and flexibility as other animation formats but it has become extremely popular because it is supported by nearly all Web browsers. In addition, animated GIF files tend to be quite a bit smaller that other animation files, such as Java applets.
A simulation of movement created by displaying a series of pictures, or frames. Cartoons on television is one example of animation. Animation on computers is one of the chief ingredients of multimedia presentations. There are many software applications that enable you to create animations that you can display on a computer monitor. Note the difference […]
The individual artists creating the animation. They are the person who decides how a model will move, what a scene looks like, and also what software and tools will be used for production.
- Anime - Japanese Animation
The Japanese shortened pronunciation of the English word animation. Anime refers to traditional Japanese cel animation, but is also used to describe those animations which were created by computers as well. In Japan the word is used to describe anything animated, but outside of Japan the term is used to reference specifically those animations which […]
- acoustic coupler
A device onto which a telephone handset is placed to connect a computer with a network. The acoustic coupler might also contain a modem, or the modem could be a separate device. Popular in the 1970s, acoustic couplers are no longer widely used. Nowadays, telephones connect directly to a modem via modular telephone connectors. This […]
- Anonymous FTP
A method for downloading public files using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Anonymous FTP is called anonymous because you don’t need to identify yourself before accessing files. In general, you enter the word anonymous or ftp when the host prompts you for a username; you can enter anything for the password, such as your e-mail […]