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Animation 1.  In this animation, a segment of Marey's photograph — one cycle of twenty-three poses — crawls leftward at a pace that matches the rightward motion of the runner. At a fixed point along the horizontal axis, an animation highlights a repeating sequence of poses.



Modifications.  In Marey’s photo, the length of the figure’s lower leg fluctuates; in the animation, it is consistent. In a few positions, notably the first and last figures in the series, the position of the head was hand-tweaked to eliminate extra jerkiness.

Interesting but unlovely. Let’s fix this up. Continue >>

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