Animation is probably one of the greatest things to have come from technology in the last decade. Of course technology has brought countless enhancements to our daily lives as well as having helped many different sectors to advance their abilities but animation has had such a far reaching effect on our lives in so many different ways and really would not have been possible without the aid and use of technology.
When people think about animation the key thing that will usually spring to mind is cinematic or televised animations. In other words the use of computer animation to make cartoons, films and other visual presentations.
Of course this type of animation is fantastic – not only has it revolutionized the film industry world wide but it has also brought tears and laughter not only to children all over the world but also to all ages.
In fact, animation has really brought imagination back to live and really enticed all ages into the fantastical world that it creates. You only have to look at some of the recent top selling box office movies and see how many of them are animations to see that this is the case.
Having said that though, animation is not only responsible for producing films and televised cartoons but has its uses in many other sectors.
One of the key areas where animation has had another profound effect is within the education sector. Where traditional film and pictorial displays used to be one of the primary ways in which complex subjects could be taught, now animation is taking over that role.
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With animation, teachers and scholars are able to represent all types of different scenarios in a much more realistic and also interesting way, where sometimes it was not previously possible to do so. This means that learning can be made far more visually stimulating, interesting and also detailed without having to go to great lengths to find the appropriate material.
Within the medical learning industry this is particularly true. When teaching medicine it is often very difficult to get appropriate demonstration material due to the nature of the industry – because it is often lives that are at stake its often not possible to get that material in either picture of video form. This is especially the case when we are talking about internal medical procedures and organs as visual information on these things is hard to obtain and to get documentation on the inter workings of organs and such is very difficult.
Of course without these visual aids, teaching such complex things is also made much more difficult for the teacher, and learning them more difficult for the students.
It is for this reason that medical animation is so crucial and such a breakthrough in technology. With advanced medical animations the students are able to see exactly what the teacher is talking about when discussing internal organs, procedures and other medical aspects.
Not only can these things be visualized but the students can be taken on an animated tour of the inner workings of organs seeing then from new angles that would not be possible when using real subjects and this really changes the entire learning process making it possible for students to really understand how organs work – even allowing the organs to be seen actually carrying out there job, in animated form.
It is for these reasons that animation really is one of the most important advancements in modern technology and is much more important than simply to convey fantastical worlds within cinema.