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SIGGRAPH Electronic Theatre stands alone in curating and showcasing the very best of computer animation since its inception. Every year, highly respected jurors choose from among hundreds of submissions to select the year's best comptuer animations, to be shown at the SIGGRAPH annual conference.



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by Wayne Lytle
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In this SINGLE from a VIDEO ALBUM, all instruments are played by steel balls shot out of PVC tubing. From the producer of the original ''musical fountain'' in More Bells and Whistles, SIGGRAPH 1990.Two years in the making, the full video album is comprised of 7 pieces, each by a completely different instrument configuration. Proprietary animation software analyzes the music, and automatically drives the movement of the instruments for highly accurate and efficient animation. Essentially no...
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Yusaku Toyoshima
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This is the TV commercial of new brassiere.We created the charming virtual idol to show brassiere attractive .The charactor's name is ''TSUBASA''.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Jean-Jacques Annaud
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Perhaps the greatest challenge that Enemy at the Gates presented to Double Negative was how to serve the film's narrative flow whilst staying as faithful as possible to history. For the opening sequence digital matte paintings depicting Stalingrad's war-torn skyline were derived from an exhaustively researched 3D architectural library. Detailed surveys of surviving Stuka aircraft ensured an accurate portrayal of the dive-bomber attack. In the air raid sequence the 3D library was taken to its...
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Robin Seidon
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''The Book of Pooh'' incorporates the mesmerizing look of Bunraku, a form of Japanese puppetry that dates back 300 years, combined with real-time CG virtual sets of the entire Hundred Acre Woods.
Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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Square Pictures' Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within defines the current state of the art in fully synthetic moviemaking. FF:TSWbreaks new ground by presenting a fully computer-rendered world populated not by insects, robots, or toys but by realistic humancharacters who can act and directly involve the audience. Ambitious use of new modeling and procedural animation methods,high-quality rendering, and new forms of special effects have been combined with traditional character animation and...
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
SIGGRAPH
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This short computer animation is an experimental progression of abstract textures and colors created using an interactive process of "artificial evolution." The artist and computer collaborate to produce images and movements that neither could easily produce alone. The computer generates and displays a collection of experimental abstract images. The artist chooses the most aesthetically interesting images, and those survive and are "bred" to produce a new collection of...
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Topics: animation, computer graphics, evolution, breeding, image processing
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This narrated computer animation shows results from a research project involving simulated Darwinian evolutions of virtual block creatures. A population of several hundred creatures is created within a supercomputer, and each creature is tested for their ability to perform a given task, such the ability to swim in a simulated water environment. The successful survive, and their virtual genes containing coded instructions for their growth, are copied, combined, and mutated to make offspring for...
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Topics: evolution, computer graphics, animation, physical simulation, creatures, locomotion
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Cartoon character ''Quick Draw McGraw'' becomes EL KABONG the HERO and fights EL BAD GUY with his steel guitar. El Kabong & Babalooie ride into a garishly colored small town in Mexico that is inhabited by Day of the Dead skeleton townfolk. El Bad Guy and his cohorts are generally out to get the townfolk. El Kabong saves them and heroine Linda Neigh from certain disaster at the end of the piece, and El Bad Guy gets his just desserts.Hand-painted characters and backgrounds were scanned into...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Ringling School of Art & Design
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Silhouette is about a toy ballerina who comes to life when her music box opens. As she continues to dance, her imagination runs wild. Is the shadow real, or just a figment of her imagination? This is the question that the ballerina has to ask herself.
Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Keith Lango
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Story: The way to a man's heart leads through his stomach - but it can be paved with formidable roadblocks, as Lunch's hero discovers to his dismay.Software: SoftImage 3DHardware: Dell Dimension PC 866 MhzEditing Station: Macintosh G4 with Final Cut ProAwards: Ed>Net Media Arts Award - First Prize, Computer Animation
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Momoko Daigo,Takashi Yamaguchi
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One summer's day, she was visiting her old hometown.The place in which she had spent so much time as a child.The town was quiet. It was almost as if nothing had changed.Overcome by nostalgia, she began to recall fragments of her past.The main character's facial expressions were animated and achieved withthe aid of optical motion capture technology. The background sceneryreflects a street lined with shops and houses in a quiet country town,and was created entirely using computer graphics.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Chu Chu Cheng
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This TVC, for release in China, utilised both CGI plus miniature models set in a festive surrounding in China. An Asian version of the Polar Bear was the aspiration...but with a distinctive Chinese feel, hence the introduction of the magical clay doll family.The miniature city was built and consequently shot by motion control. The CGI clay dolls were animated giving a stop-motion look and feel. The whole production, including CGI, miniatures, and motion control, utilised 4 weeks production...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Dan Gluckman
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Commissioned by Wall to Wall Television for Channel 4, the Discovery Channel and ITEL, Body Story is a series of programmes that takes the audience on six thrilling journeys inside the human body.MPC created 48 minutes of computer animation for 6 episodes, which was 12 months in the making and in excess of 350 shots. In-house software was written throughout 2000 to effect an efficient method of rendering such vast amounts of geometry.Other Software used: Maya, RenderMan, Shake, Propietary...
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Molly Windover and Jeremy Ross
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''Little Miss Spider'' is a computer-animated short based on the best-selling book by artist and storyteller David Kirk. For Little Miss Spiders debut as an animated character, digital artists at Kleiser-Walczak pushed the limits of 3D tools as they transformed Kirks vibrant 2D oil paintings into a stylized 3D world. The result is a never-before-seen look in the field of computer graphics.Maya was used for character and scene modeling; animation and rendering. Composer and After Effects were...
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Erik Vignau
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Contrary to its title, ''Stop-Motion Versus CG'' employs harmony rather than conflict. It is a collaboration of diciplines and formats-- stop-motion, CG, high-definition video and live-action film-- brought together for laughs.Software: Maya, After Effects, Jenoptic MFHardware: 35mm Mitchell Stop-motion camera, Eyelike digital camera
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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Panspermia is the name for the theory that life exists and is distributed throughout the universe in the form of germs or spores. This short computer animation places the viewer in the middle of a virtual world of an aggressively reproducing inter-galactic life form, and depicts a single life cycle of this unusual self propagating system. Original software was used to create and animate forests of 3D plant structures. "Artificial evolution" techniques were used to interactively select...
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Topics: animation, computer graphics, evolution, plant simulation, galaxy, planet
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by Donna Cox (visualization), Tom Lucas (NOVA)
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Visual excerpt from the PBS HDTV ''Runaway Universe'', courtesy WGBH-NOVA and Tom Lucas Productions.The Adaptive Mesh Refinement simulation grid automatically refines into subgrids to develop small-scale features, generating over half a terabyte of data. We see gravitation forming nested hierarchies which vary many orders of magnitude. Tiny fluctuations in the density of the early universe are amplified into a network of interconnected filaments. Condensing gas clouds give birth to new stars...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Toshihiro Nakazawa
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In the TV cartoon series, Zoids, made with the toon shader of SoftImage 3D, and 2D cel animations were blended without any oddness.First, each 3D CG model's basic actions (walking, running, jumping) were established, then using the ''animation sequencer'' function of SoftImage 3D, an autofilling ''motion blend'' was performed on the changing parts between the basic actions to produce many cuts. Then, RETAS! PRO and After Effects were used for the cel drawings combining 2D characters, hanging...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Vancouver Film School
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A short story of a sailor dreaming of himself underwater. He discovers a mermaid who wants to kiss.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by SUPINFOCOM
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In this strange city, don't loose your hat...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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This short computer animation from 1988 contains a collection of dream sequences created using 3D particle systems techniques. Behavior rules are applied to thousands of individual particles to model complex phenomena such as an explosion, a snowstorm, a tumultuous head, and a waterfall. A Connection Machine CM-2 computer was used to perform physical simulations on thousands of particles simultaneously, one processor for each particle.
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Topics: particle systems, animation, computer graphics, waterfall
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by Video Station Q Co., Ltd.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Alexandrovich Friderici
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Perestroika (pur es troiku) was created as a form of representing a sudden change. Though its Russian political ties are evident, ôperestroikaö, meaning restructuring, is to be taken in the more literal sense of the word. It is rather an individualÆs realization to change what he once believed to be something else. Aided by his aboriginal self, his actions threaten to throw the balance off current reality. Software: Newtek Lightwave 6.5, Adobe Photoshop 6, Adobe Afterfx 4.1, Sasquatch
Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Ringling School of Art and Design
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In a beautiful world of blue flowers, an organic character who is divided from the environment operates his harvesting machine. After an unexpected event he must make a realization about the outside world.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Sungyeon Joh
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It is a fairy tale based on my grandmother's experience of surviving World War II. At that time, Japan occupied Korea. She remembers that she had to learn the Japanese language and culture and she even had to use a Japanese name. It is like having your own body without your own spirit inside.Software:softimage, Media100, SGI
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Steve Anzovin
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A puppet-master struggles with a marionette who won't be jerked around.This short was originally conceived as a technical test for new character skeleton setup, nonlinear animation, spinning light rig, and multipass rendering techniques in Hash's Animation:Master 2000 (v8.5) software.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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A United Nations World Heritage site, Phimai is the site of a walled complex of reconstructed temples, libraries and ancillary structures, one of the most important Khmer monuments in Thailand. Reconstruction of the temple site in Phimai serves as a case study highlighting the potential of computer visualization as a tool in heritage resource management. Besides offering archaeologists, historians and museum curators a non-evasive environment for testing reconstruction scenarios, virtual worlds...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Jason Wen
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An individual steals a unique identity in a world of absolute control. Software: Lightwave 5.6, Project Messiah, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Steinberg Nuendo. Hardware: two Pentium IIIs and two Athlons.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Vancouver Film School
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A little boy has been give a 'time out' in the corner, when he gets an idea to become a ''SuperHero''. He creates havoc around the house unaware the he will encounter his greatest weakness.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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This short computer animation depicts the upcoming struggle between the virtual and physical sides of our selves, where our bodies are left behind as technology enhances our ability to exist in virtual worlds. A collection of techniques were used to produce this animation. Particle systems were used to disassemble and reconstruct various images. Artificial evolution and interpolation of 3D parametric shapes allowed the creation of unusual surface transformations. Morphing techniques produced...
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Topics: animation, computer graphics, image processing, virtual world
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by Jason Heapy, Laura Lockwood
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Metropopular is an animated short film about what the cities of America would say to one another if they could talk. Frantic about a popularity contest in which these cities are competing, they jockey for top position while arguing between themselves. Highlighting their separate personalities, each city had his or her own reason why they should be ''America's favorite city.'' America's Favorite City Contest.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
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''Once upon a time'' from different perspectives or a story from cool cowboys, a fly and the ride of things.- animated by hand- hand drawn textures (Indian ink)- Maya 3.0 NT- Adobe Photoshop 4.0
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Wade Sisler, Michael Starobin
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For 18 days during the Southern Hemisphere spring of 1997, a NASA-launched Canadian satellite called RADARSAT collected pieces of a puzzle that will help scientists study the most remote and inaccessible part of the earth -- Antarctica. Scientists have now put the puzzle pieces together to form the first high-resolution radar map of the mysterious frozen continent. With detail to the point of picking out a research bungalow on an iceburg, this new map has answered scientist's questions about...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by UPSTART! Filmproduction GmbH
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Four commercials for Tabasco green pepper sauce produced in film resolution for cinema release in Europe. Character modelling and animation using 3D Studio Max with Character Studio, compositing of various rendered layers in After Effects and Shake.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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This video demonstrated our technique forapproximating the sounds that are generated by the motions of solid objects. As the motions of the objects are computed, theirsurfaces are analyzed to determine how the motion will induce acoustic pressure waves in the surrounding medium. Our technique computes the propagation of those wavesto the listener and then uses the resultsto generate sounds corresponding to the behavior of the simulated objects. Furtherdetails are provided in our paper in the...
Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Savage Frog!
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Based on an original concept and a few rough sketches by Seth Kearsley, Savage Frog! worked up this short piece depicting a ''body factory worker'' dealing with a potential crisis. All of the modeling, animation and rendering was done using NewTek's Lightwave 3D.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Yasuo Ohba
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Storyline :This CG work is entitled ''Anjyu'', which refers to its composited layersof calmness. It reflects my feelings and emotions during creation.Software : OriginalHardware : SGI Octane
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by SUPINFOCOM
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A little girl alone in the frontsea opens the windows of the town...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Hideo Kojima
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This work was created by editing in-game demo scenes of our PlayStation 2 game ?METAL GEAR SOLID 2 SONS OF LIBERTY? planned for a 2001 release. Almost all of the scenes consist of materials rendered at ?real time? on a home game console instead of an expensive and high-spec computer. This is our challenge striving for ?CG footage that you can touch? instead of ?CG footage you watch.?
Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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The Chinese government needed a public relations tool to promote this completely new major airport construction project to airline customersÆ worldwide. The Architectural staff created the 3D exterior shell in FormZ. This was passed to the animation staff to detail the interior using 3D Studio Max. A seven-minute video shows how a passenger would travel from curbside through the terminal to aircraft boarding and then arriving passengers going thru to the baggage area. The 3D model was created...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Al Shier, Sherry Wallace
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Microsoft came to Blur seeking a cutting-edge teaser that would add impact and energy to the unveiling of its future X-Box gaming console. With the visceral and energetic ''Two to Tango'' that Blur created, we were able to convey the emotion, intensity, and visual splendor that video games on the X-Box will possess in the very near future.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Ed Bignell, Cara Speller
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In Robbie's first animated promo, we see him running through various landscapes from seashores to cities and in what some might call art imitating life, his 'brief encounters' with glamorous women before he moves onto the next one.Created at Passion using Lightwave 6.5 and Messiah 1.57, the promo was composited in After Effects. The Lightwave Cell Shader was applied to the 3D models to achieve it's two dimensional effect. Editing was done using Matrox Digisuite platform using In-Sync's Speed...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Mark Sagar
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Artificial Intelligence Computer Algorithms compete with each other in a Game Show setting where they attempt to pass the 'Turing Test' and be accepted as human.The work represents a new paradigm in computer generated filmmaking. The realistic 3D human-like digital actors were recorded in real-time directly from the display of a standard PC. The characters' dialogue was created from textwith a text to speech engine or automaticallysychronized to real voice audio clips. The digital actors were...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Gregory W. Shirah
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Capital Zoom is a seamless, cloudless, zoom-in starting from a global view zooming down to the nation's Capitol. It is composed entirely of real earth-observing satellite data. Included are IKONOS 1 meter data, Landsat7 15/30 meter data, Terra/MODIS 250 meter data, and Terra/MODIS 8 kilometer data. The visualization first zooms in seamlessly, then zooms out showing where the different data set layers reside.This vizualization was created using Maya for motion control, Renderman for rendering,...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Das Werk
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A story of greed, gluttony, and vanity. A mouse gets in trouble when he eats so much cheese that he can't move, then the cat comes and his troubles really begin...A computer animated Short film written directed and animated by Derek Flood.Software used: Maya, Shake.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Heung-Yeung Shum
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Knitwear rendering presents a significant challenge because of the many detailed characteristics of knitwear, such as the microstructure of yarn fibers, variations in stitch patterns, and shape irregularities. In our SIGGRAPH 2001 paper, we address this rendering problem by introducing a modeling primitive called the lumislice, which represents a yarn cross-section. By propagating a lumislice over a knitwear skeleton and adding soft shadow effects, we are able to synthesize realistic images of...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by SUPINFOCOM
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A piece of paper is looking for friends...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Shingo Yasumaru
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A jungle tour filled with downhill bumps,cliff-hangers,bridge-collapsing moments,the discovery of an ancient burial site,plus an unpredictable ending turns this into one wacky adventure.''WILD JUNGLE'' is a twelve person motion ride with a 180 degree wrap-around screen seamlessly projectedby three CRT projectors at 60 frames/second.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Video Station Q Co., Ltd.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Hitoshi Akayama, Katsuyuki Kamei
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I made the inorganic objects in this desolate space appear to move of their own volition. Software used ''MAYA''. All motions of an object are controlled by ''MEL(Maya Embedded Language)'' and ''Expression''. This work was awarded excellence prize in the ''Non-interactive division'' of the ''2000 4th.Agency for Cultural Affairs media Arts Festival''.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Ringling School of Art and Design
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Wolfgang and Helga are two figurines living in a brand new cuckoo clock. As the clock strikes the hour, it's time for them to meet. Both are very excited, till wolfy meets helga...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Priscilla Collins & Rachel Roberts
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Harvey is an ambitious project, combining cutting edge digital compositing/ animation techniques with a poetic metaphorical tail about loneliness and incompleteness.The main character, Harvey, has been cut brutally in half from head to groin, down the centre of his body, yet he remains very much alive. The film follows the macabre results of his obsessive relationship with his mysterious neighbour.Combinations of actors shot with blue chroma make-up, heavy inferno mat work and the insertion of...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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The title written in Chinese means the way to reach true knowledge. I tried to depict my own realization of the circle of life in this animation, the destined suffering since the birth, the paralyzed salvation after the death and the voidness of meaning. The only way to escape from the circle of life is to see it and to realize it, although the realization evaporates in a moment. I wanted to see it to show it. Software:Adobe After Effects, Phototshop, Boris FX, Avid Xpress, Protools.Hardware:IBM
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by k+d.lab
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Conceived as a critique of traditional architectural ''flythroughs'' and perhaps a glimpse into the future of online environments, this short film documents the investigation of an abandoned house from multiple points of view. The ''handheld'' camera movement was accomplished through four layers of motion capture data via the mouse. The house was designed and modeled in form-Z, animation in 3ds max, and rendering in mental ray. AfterEffects and Combustion were used for compositing and graphics.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Mike Wheeler
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''Airheads'' depicts a relationship between creatures who are interconnected in an absurdist manner.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by same with above
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two miserable pure souls, living in the star,shaped live old woman's belly.3D animation, mostly worked with 'Soft image' and 'phtoshop' and 'FLAME'
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by John S. Banks
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Early Light is part 2 of a 3 part series dealing with times of day/seasons. The idea is to create a living manuscript of the impressions/memories of different seasons and how they unfold. The work progresses from the end of Winter thru Spring and is also Morning.The work is inspired by experiences of landscape as sensed internally and spiritually. These are interpretations of natureÆs consciousness emerging and shifting in character. The source scenes are constructed from multiple photographs...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Mike Kaczmarek
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Visually stunning and action packed, Freeware is a 3-D, CG-animated thrill ride through a futuristic world. This sci-fi short follows three cyborgs on a daring race to rescue Maia, an assistant at a powerful IT company, from the grips of its evil CEO. All animation was created using Alias/Wavefronts Maya.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Nanae Fujisawa
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It's a innovational Japanese Cel Animation tasted full 3D CG Animation. These short-story series are written by japanese popular writer KoujiWatanabe, and these near-futuristic stories narrate the life of japanese teens girls with broad-band mobile phones in Tokyo.We could show to produce traditional japanese-style animation perfectly by using full 3D ComputerGraphics based approach.We use many softwares as 3DstudioMAX, Ink'n'Paint(courtesy of Blur Studio),Discreet combustion,Adobe...
Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
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by Jason Wen
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by Steve Marschner
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This animation demonstrates a new practical model for rendering translucent materials. Translucent materials, such as marble, milk and skin have a soft and smooth appearance that cannot be simulated with standard lighting models. We illustrate the importance of correctly rendering translucency, and show how this can be used to eliminate the traditional hard computer graphics look.Our model is described in detail in the SIGGRAPH '2001 paper: ''A Practical Model for Subsurface Light Transport''.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Carlton Ashley, Executive Producer, Jim Shippee Producer
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''Chasm'' depicts two CG cities on either side of a rift: one represents the brickand mortar business world, while the other e-commerce, with Norfolk Southern trains effortlessly spanning the gap between. The detail and design of the worlds created a compelling hyper-realisticvisual density unusual in commercial CGI, with some shots topping 2.5million polygons. To aid in integrating live talent, the spot waschoreographed prior to shooting and played back on set with overlayedblue-screened...
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
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by Exectutive Producer: Sherry McKenna
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How would you feel if you broke your leg in a bear trap, were abducted by soulless scientists, had an alien device implanted in your skull and found out your race had been hunted to extinction? Meet MunchÖ, the hero of Oddworld's oddest opus yet!Captured by sadistic Vykker neurosurgeons, Munch and his fellow lab animals must escape Vykker's Labs Pharmaceutical Corporation before they are processed into a thousand tiny pain relievers.3D models, animation and rendering were created using Maya...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
by Martin Burkert
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In the desert of Arizona two Cowboys meet for a most unusual duel.3d Computeranimated Short FilmSoftware: MayaHardware: Dual 600 MHz Intergraph WorkstationProduction Time: 8 months
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
movies

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The keynote speech by Steve Jobs at Siggraph 95. Siggraph '95 Conference Co-Chairs: Brian Herzog and Peter Meechan. Digitized from VHS by the Internet Archive.
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Topics: siggraph, steve jobs, VHS
SIGGRAPH
by Ringling School of Art and Design
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Fireflies lead us into an enchanting forest, where a magnificant tree is hosting this evening's serenade. At the base, we find a composer adding the final notes to his midnight symphony. Amongst the branches, a worker is diligently carving an insturment from the woods around him. Beneath the moonlight, the piece intensifies as we join the conductor and his orchestra above the canopy of leaves.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
by Vancouver Film School
movies

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A boy is set free by confronting his greatest obstacle; himself.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
by SUPINFOCOM
movies

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It is always difficult to write a love letter.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
by Hitoshi Suenaga
movies

eye 14,515

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This work is the image of old circus.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
SIGGRAPH
by Rick May
movies

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Siggraph attendee stumbles across the next big use of motion capture technology. Created in Maya.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
SIGGRAPH
by Mark Caldwell
movies

eye 10,458

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The NWC Cinematic Team is dedicated to the ideal that as a species, we are either inherent storytellers or we're those who hunger to experience the rich tapestry woven by those visual artisans. So prevalent is this drive that there is room for both the industrial entertainment machines and the village storytellers, in whatever form that they take. We are only seven, but each of us bring to the table one exquisite spice to mix with our diligence and passion into a feast that we humbly lay before...
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
by non
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The chameleon is an SZM internal produced character animation. The challenge was to simulate the specific motion of the creature and to craete a realistic environment of a rainforest.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
SIGGRAPH
by see contributors
movies

eye 16,942

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In a fantastic workshop hidden deep in a world of natural wonders, two peculiar inventors squabble over their latest creation. What's more important, concept or implementation? A mysterious third party intervenes and provides the elusive, missing ingredient.
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Topic: Electronic Theatre 2001
SIGGRAPH
by zach schlappi
movies

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''Pasta for War'' satirizes a 1930's propaganda newsreel. It begins with fresh pasta marching towards the podium. There, the Great Dictator orates. A young recruit envisions formations of dive bombing bow-ties flying above columns of ravioli tanks, while he wades through marinara sauce to battle against utensils at the bottom of the sink. The realisation that he may die ends his fantasy, but his comrades march ever forward, to their impending doom - a towering pot of boiling water.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001
SIGGRAPH
by Camille Eden
movies

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The Moving Pyramid is a charming animated short that tells the story of corruption, power and revolution. This short combines traditional, papercut and computer animation and was completed in two years using Softimage software. The making of the Moving Pyramid would not have been possible without the assistance of Industrial Light and Magic and all the animators and technical directors who volunteered their valuable time.
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Topic: Animation Screening Room 2001