Animation forms a key component of many, if not most, AAPG and SEG oral presentations. The classic animation is of an uninterpreted well log or seismic data followed by one labeled with formation tops or seismic picks, faults, and lithology types. Other common animations include an animation through a seismic data volume or the evolution of a basin. While such animations usually are simple to generate, they can rapidly and unambiguously support the presenter’s message.

Although Interpretation has provided a format to include animations in the online (vs. print) version of the journal since its inception, few examples have been...

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