computer animation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
Form of animated graphics that has replaced "stop-motion" animation of scale-model puppets or drawings. Efforts to lessen the labor and costs of animation have led to simplification and computerization. Computers can be used in every step of sophisticated animation--for example, to automate the movement of the rostrum camera or to supply the in-between drawings for full animation. When a three-dimensional figure is translated into computer terms (digitized), the computer can generate and display a sequence of images that seem to move or rotate the object through space. Hence computer animation can simulate highly complex motion for medical and other scientific researchers.