At last night’s SLUG meeting I spoke with people about the challenges of animating in a Linux system. Image Magick may be the clay that I seek, to get hands-on to the code that moves pixels on the screen.
Michael Still, 2006. The definitive guide to Image Magick, Apress
Values of visual properties, and their duration and location in time and space, can be attributed to numerical and graphical data.
Annual cycles and inter-annual trends in sea ice may be revealed through such visual music.
Beast was reccommended for programming sound, to build sound patterns from the same data.
See Elephant’s Dream, a 3D animated project that used all open source software.
Cinepaint was also mentioned as a useful tool for rotoscoping.