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Vizzers creating music video

posted September 2, 2011
When the British metal band Tesseract was looking for a director to make a video of a song called “Eden,” bassist Amos Williams knew he wanted Ganesh Rao and Jonny Greenwald, Master of Visualization students at Texas A&M, whose talent he had spotted in their earlier work, “Empyrean.”

Viz @ SIGGRAPH 2011

posted August 18, 2011
Once again, the Department of Visualization embarked on another SIGGRAPH adventure.

VizKids Camp Summer 2011

posted July 22, 2011
The second annual VizKids Camp was held in the Department of Visualization’s Viz Lab facilities the week of July 11-15, 2011.

Gov. Perry, EA Games praise Aggie Viz Lab

posted July 20, 2011
Governor Rick Perry, EA Games President Frank Gibeau and COO Daryl Holt offered praise for the significant talent pool offered by programs such as the undergraduate and graduate degrees in visualization at Texas A&M during a press conference announcing EA's expansion into Austin.

Former Students Bring ‘Cars 2′ to Life

posted July 19, 2011
As part of the PIXAR team, 29 former students helped bring the stylized world of ‘Cars 2′ to theaters world-wide.

Fest exhibits profs' immersive project

posted June 30, 2011
Visitors to the 2011 Luleå Art Biennial in Sweden are taking a virtual trip in an underground ant colony in “atta,” an immersive installation by Carol LaFayette and Fred Parke, professors of visualization. At left, patrons wear Stereovision glasses to view the colony on four screens arranged in a semicircle.

Faculty Exhibit Lulea Art Biennial

posted June 28, 2011
Viz faculty Carol LaFayette and Fred Parke exhibited the immersive installation “atta,” at the 2011 Lulea Biennial, Sweden.

Vizzers ‘car-ify’ the globe in ‘Cars 2’

posted June 22, 2011
Former students helped take “Cars 2” all the way from Radiator Springs to Japan and Europe for a visual adventure that Lightning McQueen and Mater will never forget. The sequel was produced by Pixar and distributed by Walt Disney Studios.

Former Students - Kung Fu Panda 2

posted May 27, 2011
Several former students, including Dave Walvoord, John Truong, Lei Han, Shaila Haque, Bobby Huebel, David Drell, Rodrigo Huerta, and Michael Losure put their skills to use at DreamWorks Animation studios to help create Kung Fu Panda 2.

Former Students work “On Stranger Tides”

posted May 26, 2011
Former students Kevin Reuter, Jaewook Lee and Jason Rosson , worked on “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” as digital artists at Industrial Light and Magic.

Viz-a-GoGo 18

posted May 7, 2011
The 18th annual Viz-a-GoGo was held May 2-7. This student-run event showcased the work of students in the Master of Science in Visualization program.

Spring 2011 VIST Show

posted May 4, 2011
On May 4th, work from undergraduate VIST courses was showcased in the lobby of Geren Auditorium.

Manferdini Installation

posted May 2, 2011
In spring 2011, students from Visualization, Architecture, Landscape and Urban Planning, and English teamed up with Atelier Manferdini, Los Angeles, to construct a large scale, permanent installation for Azimuth Cafe in the College of Architecture.

Students Win Animation Award

posted April 18, 2011
Last year, a group of students produced an animated short called The Bricklayer’s Disaster.

Disney Look Development

posted March 15, 2011
Former student, Michelle Robinson returned to Aggieland to meet with students, critique their work and conduct a short-course in digital painting.