3D animation

or 3-D an·i·ma·tion

[ three-dee an uh-mey shuh n ]
/ ˈθriˈdi ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən /


three-dimensional animation: animation, or a product of animation, created when three-dimensional computer models or objects are rapidly sequenced to create the illusion of lifelike motion, as in some computer animation.

Origin of 3D animation

First recorded in 1975–80
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