Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC)

How do animated movies actually work and what does this have to do with math?

Animation films are films consisting of many frames drawn, calculated or photographed by computers in quick succession. A huge breakthrough for animated films was that not every single frame had to be drawn, but only crucial images, called "keyframes". But how exactly can we string the images together in such a way that the movements appear fluid and we cannot identify the images as such? How exactly do animated films work? And what does that actually have to do with math?

During the CAMMP day, the students work on the problem of how the movements between individual images can be approximated, i.e. interpolated by functions, so that the human eye perceives the sequence as fluid movement. Furthermore, they will create various animations during CAMMP days themselves.


Duration: from 5 hours (incl. lunch break)
Contents: interpolation
Previous knowledge: functional concept
Participants: Advanced Mathematics Courses
Created by: Kirsten Wohak, Jannick Wolters
Registration: Appointments can be arranged individually by email.