Aims & Scope

MovingFrames reports on the latest research, development, and applications of technology in the field of computer animation. It highlights research that illustrates practical results; contributions that describe advances in areas such as 3D modeling, lighting, rendering, rigging, motion, compositing; and innovative applications of computer animation in a variety of domains, including education, history, art and entertainment.

Animation bridges a number of disciplines and domains within academia, industry and the arts and entertainment world. It is a notable aspect of animation as a phenomenon that it evades clear categorization. The MovingFrames journal, based in the department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University is broadly inclusive in the types of research modalities and the range of approaches and applications of animation included within our research scope. The journal embraces quantitative, qualitative, and practice based research. The journal will also publish industry reports, critical analyses of new computer animation, as well as analyses of software and hardware developments.

MovingFrames is exclusive only in the production technologies used in the creation and experience of animation. MovingFrames focuses on animation where computation, digital production hardware or software is a critical factor in the research topic or methods.

The following list of topics serve as a guide to the scope of the journal

Computer animation production
Computer animation algorithms, techniques, tools, pipelines and practices
3D modeling
Rendering and real-time rendering
Pre-production for computer animation

Expanding computer animation
Virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences
Interactive and immersive animation
Visual effects
Emerging technologies for production and reception

Computer animation theory and culture
Computer animation industry issues
Digital culture and theory
Critical issues in computer entertainment
Philosophy of technology

Authors conducting research at the boundaries of these topics or outside the stated scope are warmly invited to contact the editors to discuss their topics and suitability for submission.