Learn about Phenomenal Interactive Animations from Knott Lab

What is an interactive animation?

Published on September 14, 2018

By Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D, P.E., DFE

What is an interactive animation?

The classical animation was like a movie, you can play, fast forward, and rewind, or you can pause, stop, and that’s it. You only view it in a linear fashion from one perspective.



With an interactive animation without any training or any special instructions, you can move and position the camera to a different location within the 3D virtual scene and view that animation from any point of view you are interested in seeing. It is a phenomenal tool. Now you can say, I’d like to see this accident from a different point of view. You can move the camera 27 feet north and point it wherever you like, and you can see the same motion of those vehicles from that perspective. No special software for the user is required. We use dedicated software to produce the interactive animation, but the user doesn’t need any special software.