Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument allied to the phenakistoscope and zoetrope, and giving like effects. Pictures representing a cycle of positions of a moving object, as a running horse or a dancer, are arranged in due order on the inside surfaces of a polygonal box in the center of which is also placed a polygonal prism having one side facing each picture in the cycle. On each face of the prism is affixed a flat mirror. The box with its contained pictures and mirrors is rotated horizontally. The eye, fixed upon the central arrangement of mirrors, then sees the object apparently performing its natural movements.
- n. An animation device invented in 1877 and used in early image projection
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Opt.) An instrument, similar to the phenakistoscope, for presenting to view, or projecting upon a screen, images the natural motions of real objects.
“The Star Wars Holographic Animation Lab uses the technology of a praxinoscope, which is the next step from a zoetrope.”
“Émile Reynaud invents the praxinoscope, which projects a sequence of moving images onto a screen.”
“The effect is rather hypnotic (the mirrored device is an ersatz praxinoscope for all of you optics junkies), and a neat addition to the typical children's fare on the record itself.”
“The included animation discs feature pictures which come alive when placed in your finished praxinoscope.”
“The effect is rather hypnotic the mirrored device is an ersatz praxinoscope for all of you optics junkies, and a neat addition to the typical children's fare on the record itself.”
“In a preceding note upon the same subject, Mr. Hospitalier remarked that upon combining these effects of perspective with those of the praxinoscope, which give the sensation of motion, we would obtain entirely new effects.”
“There are plenty of treats - from Mareys's bronze cast of a bird in flight, of which only three exist, to an opportunity to play with a zoetrope, praxinoscope and phenakistoscope (try saying those afterwards at the pub) to a cabinet showing the comic world's attempt to show motion via whoosh lines and multiple legs.”
“In the 1860s, the zoetrope and praxinoscope were created and they tolerable for two dimensional images to be played back in motion.”
“Check out Moray McLaren's "We Got Time" video, with animation drawn and created by director David Wilson: Using the 19th century technology of the praxinoscope, Wilson was able to create wonderful bits of animation with no assisting from the computer (well, no animation from the computer).”
“In the 1860s, mechanisms for producing artificially created, two-dimensional images in motion were demonstrated with devices such as the praxinoscope.”
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