Animated Clip Art

Animated clip art is very realistic and can be seen anywhere on the World Wide Web today. They can serve as decorations on your web pages, online greetings and electronic messages. Clip art also helps you create professional-looking emails, logos, mascots, letterheads, presentations, videos and even short films.

Animations are made up of sequences of still images called cells. The cells are arranged in order so that when they are displayed on the screen or in a consecutive series, they create the illusion of motion. The images replace one another very rapidly to fool the eye into seeing continuous movement. Animations play out over 14 frames per second. A typical animated clip art moves at 4 to14 frames per second.

Animated clip art has developed from two- to three-dimensional images. Animations are composed on a computer that utilizes a complex set of mathematical calculations to develop an object that appears from many possible angles in a given set of conditions. The shape, shading and linear perspective that result are very accurate. Therefore, the images appear to have depth, and their movements are realistic and natural.

Animated clip art is saved in graphic file formats such as GIF, MNG, SVG and Flash, which allow them to be viewed on a computer or on the Internet. You don?t need to install additional software to view them. Animated images work with all popular editing software.

Animated clip art is classified into categories. These categories include nature, business, technology, animals, sports, emotions, holidays, occasions. It is easy to search for images as most of them are grouped by keywords or search terms. There is also animated clip art for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine?s Day and other special occasions.

Sample PowerPoint templates and video backgrounds are available online to help you learn how to use the animations. Over 300,000 3-dimensional animated clip art files are compiled into 12 CD-ROMs or into a single DVD-ROM that can be seen on clip art websites. Just browse through their catalogues for price rates or subscription rates inquiries.

Make sure you choose websites that provide high-quality, royalty-free and copyright-safe animated clip art.

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