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Unformatted text preview: logy has helped in creating new types of video games
that were never possible before. For example, Virtual World Entertainment makes
the Battletech Center, in which players sit in a tiny booth where they are fully
immersed in a virtual battle. Players can fight with the computer, or they can be
networked together to play against each other. Special Effects in Films
Multimedia technology is also being exploited by the film industry for providing
special effects in films. Several movies now contain many visual tricks that could
never be accomplished without the aid of computers. For example in the Hindi
movie, Chachi 420, the hero is shown being transformed from man to woman by
the use of a computer graphics technique called morphing. In the English movie,
Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs were shown as living creatures (although they are
extinct and no more exist) by the use of multimedia technology only. Similarly, a
number of very successful films, including Titanic, Star Wars, Superman, have
used multimedia technology for special effects.
Computerized animation and coloring have given a new life to the animation film
industry. In animation films of the past, animations were created by using handdrawing technique, which was a very tedious and time consuming process.
Because of hand-drawing, the quality of animations was also not very good (was
far from realistic). Using computer programs based on the precise mathematical
laws of physics, animators can now create animations that are far more realistic
than ever before. Moreover, with computerized animation facility, an animator can
now create in a few hours what used to take days with hand-drawing techniques.
Elaborate scenes can now be animated in much less time and cost that might once
have been too costly to bring to life, such as the flying-carpet ride in Disney's
Interactive TV allows users to select TV programs of their interest from remote
massive video archives, view at the time they wish wi...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14