Science at SIGGRAPH: The Magic Is Not Just at the Movies
Ron Diamond discusses Cartoon Movie 2001 and the band of U.S. delegates that attended looking to increase the opportunities of bringing European animated features to America.
Dig This! Metrovision Puts Cinema in Reverse
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,...
Small Studio/Home Studio: An Overview of Low-End Computer Aided Animation Choices
Osmosis Jones blends hokey live-action and slick animation into a cop spoof that is both gross and clever. J. Paul Peszko reveals the process behind these two separate worlds.
A Small Perspective on a Big Convention
Fred Patten reviews the latest anime releases including: Harlock Saga, Angel Links, Assemble Insert, Hermes: Winds of Love and Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water.
Singapore Animation Fiesta '98
Singapore's Animation Fiesta is making a unique place for itself after just two events. Mark Langer describes this exciting newcomer.
A Survey of SIGGRAPH Women: Today's Role for Women in Digital Media, Visual Effects, Computer Graphics and Animation
The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum: A Cultural Monument
Heather Kenyon relates the events from Cardiff, Wales, an educational festival full of panel discussions and lectures with many bright spots, despite the rain.
Respect for Tradition Combined With Technological Excellence Drives Cambridge Animation's Leadership
Ram Mohan and RM-USL: India's Change Agents of Animation
Dr. John A. Lent puts Ram Mohan and his new company RM-USL into perspective as India enters a new phase of development.
Kinetix: Obtain the Cutting EdgeKinetix: Obtain the Cutting Edge
Kinetix, the independent, multimedia business unit of Autodesk, Inc., is devoted to revolutionizing 3-D computing with powerful graphics software for Microsoft Windows NT workstations and Windows 95. Kinetix develops and delivers affordable content creation tools for visual computing professionals such as: film, video and broadcast television producers; interactive 3-D game developers; and architects, engineers and designers.
The division generates annual revenues of nearly U.S. $37 million, and has delivered more than 53,000 copies of its flagship 3D Studio MAX application to the...
ASIFA's Next Step: A Continuation of the History of ASIFA's Patronage of Festivals
Michel Ocelot relates the latest ASIFA International developments regarding ASIFA's new relationship to festivals.
Members of the Fastest Growing Industry Meet Up in the Big Apple: The Return of the Licensing Show!
Deborah Reber relates the latest animated merchandising trends straight from New York's Licensing Show.
The Digital Resource Center
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Dig This! SIGGRAPH is coming with a host of eye-opening films. Here's a sneak peak.
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The Animated Film Collector's Guide: David Kilmer's Odyssey
A tool to find almost any animated short in the world, David Kilmer's long-awaited The Animated Film Collector's Guide is reviewed by Emru Townsend.
On A Desert Island With. . . . CGI Folks
China - The Awakening Giant: Animation And Broadcasting In The Mainland
Milt Vallas takes us inside China to understand this giant and its current bid for the world's attention.
The Creators of The Beatles' Yellow Submarine: Where Are They Now?
Yellow Submarine was the start of a new era of animation. Robert R. Hieronimus, Ph.D. tells us where some of the creative staff went after they left Pepperland.
The Hollywood Animation Union (M.P.S.C. #839)
On A Desert Island With....Some Consenting Adults and a Cartoon Talk Show Host
Glenn Vilppu continues his world-class life drawing lessons. This month the focus is on Spherical Forms.
Annecy `98 Award Winners
The 1998 Annecy International Animated Film Festival took place Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, May 31 in Annecy, France. Check out the winners!