Om Programmes for Animation
Programmes for Animation: A Handbook for Animation Technicians is a handbook on animation containing a list of 57 programs for use on a programmable calculator. Each program is preceded by explanations of how the necessary mathematical formulas were derived; each step of the program is also accompanied by a brief explanation. The programs are intended for the Hewlett-Packard HP-97 calculator, and can also be used on the HP-67 pocket calculator.Comprised of 17 chapters, this book begins by giving sufficient information about the functions of the keys of the calculator. The discussion then turns to field widths and zoom counter readings; the field chart and coordinate systems; and lens and table off-sets. Subsequent chapters deal with linear movements and fairings; exponential movements; middle fairings and co-fairings; rotations and circular pans; and simple harmonic motion. Exposures at different field widths are also explained, along with zooms using several pieces of artwork and movements along a curve. The book concludes by describing two-lens aerial image projection. This monograph was written specifically for animation technicians.