“Polynesian Panic,” a video game that pits a player against rising South Pacific floodwaters, earned its developers, four undergraduate Texas A&M visualization students, first place in a game development contest at Kansas State University.
One of the world’s foremost hyperrealist painters, Leng Jun, created a portrait of live model Bailee Wilson, an undergraduate visualization major, in a one-day, public painting session April 3 in the Wright Gallery.
Student artists match wits in a 36-hour contest to create technology-based art for GigaJam, an inaugural competition staged March 31 – April 2 by the Texas A&M student chapter of AMC SIGGRAPH, a group of computer graphic and digital interactivity enthusiasts.
The College of Architecture’s 22nd Biennial Faculty Art Show, featuring a wide range of artwork created by 23 members of the college faculty, will run March 21 – May 14, 2017, at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center.
The boundless nature of visualization studies at Texas A&M was celebrated in an interactive exhibition staged March 11–14 at South by Southwest, Austin’s giant annual convergence of festivals showcasing the interactive, film and music industries.
One current Texas A&M visualization student and 15 Aggie Viz Lab veterans helped two major U.S. animation studios garner 2017 Oscars. This year's best animated feature was Disney Animation Studio's "Zootopia," and the best animated short film was Pixar Animation Studio's "Piper."
Using their digital and artistic skills, contestants vied for $5,000 in prize money by creating data-sourced concepts for a Texas A&M University campus free of physical and virtual barriers to the disabled as part of the Feb. 17-18, 2017 Diversity Accessibility Hackathon hosted by the Texas A&M College of Architecture Diversity Council.
Triseum, a video game development company headed by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty and director of the department’s LIVE Lab, has partnered with Texas A&M to establish the $1 million Triseum Endowed Chair of Visualization.
This semester, students in almost 50 universities are getting help with introductory calculus by playing “Variant,” a new video game developed by Triseum, a Bryan video game development company led by André Thomas, a member of the visualization faculty.