Japan daily TV graphics.
Americans' Monday night football telecasts
display 3D logos and some metallic framing and interfaces. This seems
sufficient for them. That is about as technologically creative as American
daily television graphics get. It is rather stodgy and staid compared to
digital graphics in Japanese daily television programming. Digital is a wildly
popular term for many Japanese. Wonderful digital imagery can be seen on
Japanese television every day. In fact Japanese have a voracious appetite for
digital graphics in television programming. A virtual army of about four or
five skillion whiz bang graphics kids create bazillions of digital graphics
which are used in television programming each day. Sometimes half a dozen
digital graphics are displayed in one screen. And these change by the second.
Categorization would include numerous genres. Animated gifs? There are
3D scenes, animals, cartoon characters, science graphics, medical graphics,
objects and people in all shapes, sizes, visual effects, transparency levels
and bit depths. Japanese really and truly consider their language and its
written symbols to be sacred, holy and chosen by god of all the languages on
earth. 2D and 3D text? In addition to the symbols and letters of English and
other languages, Chinese pictographic kanji and the kana lettering all come
vividly alive. 2D and 3D text--scrolling, animated, lighted, metallic,
psychedelic, etc., jazzed-up to the max. Or pastel and subdued. How about
digital morphing, cartooning, partial and full transparencies, overlay,
underlays and morph throughs, speech bubbles? The list is--well, endless. From
newscasts to quiz shows. And each genre has skintillions of variations
all of which have fresh new variations each day.
Commercial advertisements use digital graphics
very effectively as well. from cosmetics to cars. From bento to sushi. From
houses to toothpaste. We often find ourselves channel hopping just to see all
the digital CG and digital graphics effects used in the commercials. Don't you
wish you could see graphics like that?
Wouldn't you like to make graphics like
that? What would you need to start with? Well, first, you'd need at least a
skillion digital graphics whiz kids. Just keep it in mind. Make a mental note.
The rest of the world has a lot of catching up to do.
We'd like to expand presentation of this
fascinating subject to deal with it more completely. We need to figure out
where to put it. We'll do it, too; just as soon as we get .....
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