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3D animation uses computer graphics to make objects look like they are moving in 3-dimensional space. Artists use 3D modelling software to build the objects. Next comes rigging, a virtual representation of an object or character's skeleton. Animators pose the rig at strategic points so it appears to move. Newer methods of animation involve motion capture, which records an actor's live movements for digital animation. Autodesk provides 3D animation software that spans the 3D production pipeline for today's demanding film, game and television projects.
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