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Dig This! Using computers to simulate cut-out animation techniques on South Park and Blue's Clues.

Animation World Magazine takes a jaunt into the innovative and remarkable: this month we look at two productions that are using computers to simulate cut-out animation techniques: South Park and Blue's Clues


Art: 25 Years Strong in the SIGGRAPH'98 Gallery

Elaine Brechin's "Windgrass." Courtesy of Elaine Brechin, © Interval Research.Growing up as a self taught artist, I had to read many "how to" books to learn new drawing and painting techniques, so 25 years ago I had no idea there were artists using computers to create artwork. Thanks to my parents, who took me to the library religiously, I started reading more and more science and technology-related books and magazines. This was my introduction to computers and computer art, and it fascinated me. I didn't actually have any hands-on experience with computers until the early '80s, and the desire...


The Best of the Fest: A Sampling of Films from the SIGGRAPH '98 Computer Animation Festival

SIGGRAPH's Computer Animation Festival was once again the showcase for the past year's best computer graphics work. This year's festival showcased more than 150 pieces of all types including scientific, mathematic and visualization animations, motion-capture demonstrations, visual effects sequences, location-based entertainment films, television commercials, animation shorts, student films, clips from CG feature films and "SIGGRAPH in-betweens," customized animations interspersed in the program. Films were selected from 650 submissions by a five-person jury made up of Thomas Linehan,...