CGI – Computer Generated Images

CGI – Computer Generated Images

We cannot imagine the world without images and computer brought revolution in the way we look at images. In this article we will see about the Computer Generated Images. But, before that let us understand what is a image and types of images. IMAGES “A picture is worth a thousand words” margin is considered for all multimedia applications. Multimedia graphics include all types of still pictures that are photographic images and even few designers use computer generated images in their animations and multimedia applications. There are many types of images. Now let us consider few. They are: Still images Animated images Computer generated images  Still images: Still images are the images used by everyone very commonly that are pictures taken from camera. These images are copied from camera to paintings on canvases. Still images are the first images introduced to the computer world in the form of pictures and icons. Still images represent the majority of the images used today since they tend to be of small file size and require less disk space than animation (or) movies. They also don’t require special software to be installed in order to view them. Today every operating system it may be Windows (or) Linux can open still images without the need of additional software. Animated images: Animated images were introduced to the computer world shortly after the still images. They represent a series of still images shown in a succession, giving the user the idea of an animation. In the internet world, animations were introduced by animation GIF (Graphical Interface File) files. GIF was originally a file format for still images...
Introduction to E-Commerce and Types of E-Commerce

Introduction to E-Commerce and Types of E-Commerce

In this article we will discuss all the aspects of E-Commerce, a brief introduction to E-Commerce and Types of E-Commerce and various technologies of Microsoft used for E-Commerce. So lets get started. Concept of E-commerce: Commerce refers to all activities surrounding the purchase (or) sales of goods or services. A wide range of activities are involved long before an actual transaction is intended and lasts till the transaction has been executed. The various activities include:   Marketing   Sales   Payment   Fulfillment and   Customer service.  Marketing: it consists of activities associated with reaching to customers and to provide information about the company brand and products/services. Sales: it includes the activities associated with an actual sales transaction. Payment: it includes the activities associated with the buyer meeting his/her obligations under the terms of the sale. Fulfillment: these are the activities associated with the seller meeting its obligations in terms of the sales (or) the delivery of the goods and services to the buyer. Customer service: it is concerned to the follow-up activities after fulfillment of the problems and questions, pre-sales support, general enquiries etc.  INTRODUCTION TO E-COMMERCE The explosive growth of internet, commerce has captured the public’s imagination. The rapid growth of the internet and e-commerce has almost become a compulsion. Without ecommerce, the organization will be just a little slaver, just a little bit more expensive, just a little less reliable and in the end very less successful than its competitors every second in this competitive world. Ecommerce in other words, is an evolving set of information technology tools and implementation technologies together with suitable business strategies...
Multimedia Authoring Tools

Multimedia Authoring Tools

Multimedia Authoring Tools are also known as Author ware. It is a program that helps the author [user/programmer] write hyper text (or) multimedia application. Authoring tools usually enable a user to create a final application merely linking together. Objects such as paragraph of text, illustration (or) song can be embedded in a web page with the help of authoring tools. Multimedia authoring tools provide the frame work for organizing and editing the elements of multimedia projects. Authoring software provides an integrated element for combining the content and the functions of the project. It enables the developer to combine text, graphics, audio, video and animation into an interactive presentation. Authoring system includes editing tools to create, edit and convert multimedia elements such as animation and video clips. The process for multimedia involves story boarding and flow chart development. Visual flow chart (or) over viewing facility illustrates project structure at a macro level. In macro media flash, flash is used for delivering rich multimedia content to the web. It allows the creation simple; static HTML pages with the flash player Plug-in.  Features of Authoring Tools Basic features Editing and organizing features Programming features Interactivity features Performance timing and playback features Cross-platform and internet features TYPES OF AUTHORING TOOLS There are 3 types of authoring tools and they are as follows: 1. Card and page based tools  2. Icon based- event driven tools 3. Time based tools Now let us discuss these three authoring tools in details along with their required software, their corresponding advantages and disadvantages.  Card and page based tools: This tool provides a simple and easily understandable metaphor for...
Applications of Multimedia?

Applications of Multimedia?

  There are so many applications of multimedia in this web world. Let us consider few. They are as follows: Multimedia in Entertainment Multimedia in Business Multimedia in Software Multimedia in Education and Training Multimedia on the Web  Multimedia in Entertainment Multimedia in entertainment application aims at diverting users that is engaging them in some or the other activity. The activities include listening to music, watching a video, playing games, participating in an interactive story, meeting people at virtual environment etc. Higher interactivity, mobility, content awareness is major roles played by the multimedia application software. Multimedia is specially used in movie making and animations. Multimedia games are a popular past time and software programmes are also available in either CD-ROMs (or) on-line. Few video games are also uses multimedia features. Multimedia application that allows users to actively participate is called Interactive multimedia. Digital recording material may be just as durable and instantly reproducible with perfect copies every time.  Multimedia in Business Training, informational, promotional material, sales presentation point-of-sales displays that allow for consumer integration and communication within and outside the organization are all common applications of multimedia in the business world. Multimedia presentation for many applications can be highly portable particularly in the case of CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs and video tapes. The equipment required to produce these presentations are relatively common place (or) otherwise easy to access. Existing presentation uses Grab-keep-Attention in advertising. Business-to-Business and inter office communication are often developed by creative service firms. For advance multimedia presentation beyond symbols, slide shows to sell idea live-up training, commercial multimedia developer may be hired to design Government services and non...
What is Multimedia?

What is Multimedia?

What is Multimedia? Multimedia is defined as computer based interactive communication process that incorporates text, graphics, sound , video and animation. The word multimedia refers to an integration of multiple media such as visual images, sound, text, video and animation which together can multiply the impact of the message on the other level. Interactive multimedia refers to that when a user becomes a regular viewer of the multimedia project and is allowed to control what and when the elements are delivered is termed as an interactive multimedia. When a structure of linked elements is provided to user through which they can interact then that multimedia becomes hyper media.  Text: Usually a text file in a computer exists with a variety of fonts with font colors, font styles, font size and can be used for emphasis of the information. Audio: A presentation moves to a firm level when a speech or an audio is arranged along with the content.  Audio adds life to the presentation. Media players are very helpful to listen to the audio clips. Video: Video clippings can be played back. The recent personal computer video technology with concepts likes MPEG [Moving Pictures Expert Group], Media Players and DVDs can be used. Graphics: It can be used for enhancing a presentation. It provides a usual visual impact on the viewer and generally said that “a picture is worth of thousand words”. Learn more about pictures and graphics here Animation: Artificial movements of text (or) objects created in virtual environment. Types of animations are divided in to two dimensional animations and three dimensional animations.  SCOPE OF THE MULTIMEDIA: Multimedia...
Lan Man Wan Intranet Extranet Hybrid Networks

Lan Man Wan Intranet Extranet Hybrid Networks

A network is a number of computers connected together to share information and hardware. The purpose of a network is to enable the sharing of files and information between multiple systems. The internet could be described as a global network of networks. Computer network can be connected through cables such as ether cables (phone lines) (or) wirelessly, using wireless networking cards (or data cards) that sends and receives data through the air. A network is actually a system which can consist of many things such as the computer and peripherals, specific networking cards within each computer and peripheral, the cables and communication lines which link all the computers and peripherals together, central hardware devices which connect computer and route data to the right places on the network (hubs, patch panels, routers)., network operating system software, networking software in each computer and peripheral that lets them talk [communicate] to each other, an ADDRESS system to identify each part of the network to all the other parts and often, a main computer usually called servers (or) Hosts. Hosts: A computer which mediates multiple accesses to data bases mounted on it’s (or) provides other services to a network. A host is a node in a network. In a network a node is a connection point, either a distribution point (or) an end point for data transmission. In general a node has programmed (or) engineering capability to recognize and process (or) forward transmission to other nodes. Lan Man Wan Intranet Extranet Hybrid Networks There are specially 6 kinds of networks are there. They are listed below   LAN [Local Area Network]   MAN...