Select a category from the menu on the left side
catalog page to browse the catalog of animations by category.
Most animations are 512 by 384 pixel avi files and are generally
several megabytes long. Small screen shots are provided, and the user
may view the animation in three ways: direct link to
the media file, and two versions of a link to a page with the animation
embeded in a web page with a brief comment on the animation. There are
two methods used to embed the animation because not all work equally
well with any one method. We recommend using the Firefox
browser with quicktime. Right-click on the media
file link to download and save an animation to your own computer.
To view an animation click on one of | QT Embedded
The animations can be used as supplemental materials in a
number of ways.
I generally play them during lecture as a lead in to
discussion of a particular topic. The notes I provide for
students contain links to animations that have been
incorporated in lecture.
- QT Embedded
This will be most users' default. The clip is embedded in in
page and invokes the Apple Quick Time player to play the media.
A direct link to the media file for download or default player, your
browser will let you either save or play the animation using whatever
the default player is on you system.
- Old Embedded
This is an early method of embedding animations in web pages using
browsers default plug-in. It only seems to currently work
The animations are easily embedded into powerpoint lectures: save the
animation file in the same folder as the powerpoint file, and use insert: movie: movie from file
from the menu. Make sure you take all the contents of the
folder with you to your presentation's destination.
The animations are distributed under a Creative Commons by-nc 3.0
license. This means you are free to use, redistribute (on
your own web site, for example) incorporate and modify the animations
for any non-commercial use. Just give attribution however you
would give attribution for other conventional art work (photos, for
example). Commercial use would be licensed separately with
myself and Penn State's Intellectual Property Office.
Feel free to send me any questions, comments suggestions etc.
that you might have.
Thanks for your interest.