Generation of animated images using computer graphics is termed as computer animation. It is referred to moving images that are produced by exploiting the persistence of vision for making a series of images look animated.
2D computer graphics are used in computer animations for stylish, low band-width and faster real-time rendering. However, the modern animations include 3D computer graphics. Objects are built on the computer monitor for 3D animations. The 3D figures are rigged with a virtual skeleton. Separate objects and separate transparent layers can be used for 2D animations that may or may not use virtual skeleton.
Computer animation is created in a computer with the help of an animation software. Computer generated imagery (CGI) animation is used in this. The basic concepts of computer animation are found to evolve from the frame by frame animation of 2D objects and the stop motion animation of 3D objects.
Using some basic programs impressive animation can be achieved. But a lot of time can be taken for rendering on a home computer. Many powerful workstations are used for making a photorealistic animation with high detail.
There is a rise in boom for 3D animation industry. More artists and minds are being attracted to the 3D animation industry that involves creativity. Kids love to use computer animations. There is an online availability of animation software for kids. However, it is to be seen that they are encouraged to adopt inexpensive programs as they are novice in the field.