Updated: 11/21/2018 by Computer Hope

Animated GifAnimation is the illusion of movement created by showing a series of still pictures in rapid succession. In the world of computers, graphics software used to create this effect. A simple animation may be as basic as an animated GIF file like the image shown on this page. A more complex animation could be of a human or alien face in a computer software game or animation of a space battle in a movie.

Animation software

Below is a listing of some of the more popular and widely used animation and 3D animation programs.

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