UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2017/2018
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE IN BACHELOR OF APPLIED
BAC 4104 INTERACTIVE ANIMATION
MODE: FULL TIME/PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: NOVEMBER, 2017 DURATION: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer question ONE and any other TWO questions
QUESTION ONE [30 MARKS]
a) Describe the following concepts associated with animation technology.
b) Describe any FOUR differences between linear and interactive animations.
c) Discuss THREE areas where interactive animation can be applied.
d) Describe any FOUR parameters of an object that can be animated.
e) Discuss the following features of interactive animations.
iii. Collision avoidance
f) Describe concept of linear interactivity as used in animation
QUESTION TWO [20 MARKS]
a) Describe any THREE differences between traditional animation and interactive animations.
b) Briefly describe any six principles of animation.
c) Differentiate between physically based and behavior animations.
d) Differentiate between keyframe animation and traditional animations.
e) Explain one advantage and one disadvantage of motion capture animations.
QUESTION THREE [20 MARKS]
a) Describe the general steps in animation design process.
b) Outline the activities undertaken by the animator during the experimentation stage of an
c) Describe a storyboard panel with an illustrated example.
d) Describe the general steps in screenplay writing for an interactive animation.
e) Explain the concept of beat in screenplay writing.
QUESTION FOUR [20 MARKS]
a) Describe the following types of animations
i. Cut-out animation
ii. Stop motion animation
iii. 2D animation
b) For each of the following type of animation, identify and explain the animation technique
i. Classical 2D animation
ii. 3D animation
c) Compare contrast 2D and 3D animation softwares
d) Describe three uses of functional animations.
QUESTION FIVE [20 Marks]
a) Describe how you would animate the following actions, and what problems you would
encounter using your method.
i. A ball bouncing off the ground.
ii. A dog running across a road.
iii. A couple dancing.
iv. A fireworks display.
[12 Marks ]
b) Discuss any FOUR advantages of interactive animation.