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Student Research 2012


John Pettingill

John is leading a collaborative student group to create a short 3D film.

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Weecho Velasquez

Weecho’s work focuses on how the internet uses CG to visualize and advertise fetishes and relationships.

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Stephanie Keske

Stephanie’s work focuses on how students use online communication tools to collaborate on multi-located group animation projects.

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Tyler Rosas

Tyler is conducting a case study on an independent collaborative multi-located group animation project.

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Perceptual Animation

Spencer Cureton

Spencer is working on generating procedural quadrupedal gait patterns based on video footage.

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Applying hand-drawn effects design principles to the creation of 3D effects

Sarah Beth Eisinger

Sarah Beth’s research focuses on applying hand-drawn effects design principles to the creation of 3D effects.

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Man Li

Man Li is interested in combining aesthetics from hip-hop and traditional Chinese culture.

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Modular rigging utilizing XML and node-based editing

Logan Kelly

Logan’s research focuses on creating a node-based interface for making 3D character rigs.

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Open-source procedural fur styling system

Landon Hagan

Landon is working on creating an open-source fur plug-in for Maya.

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Splat generation and rendering for nebulae and galaxies

Kendall Litaker

Kendall’s research focuses on generating realistic looking 3D particle systems to represent nebulae and galaxies.

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Perception-based locomotion generation for quadrupedal characters

Junze Zhou

Junze’s research focuses on creating a simple user-friendly animation system that creates cyclic animations for quadrupedal characters.

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Jeff Gustafson

Jeff is creating a short 3D film based on Ragnarök, a story by Jorge Luis Borges.

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Companion gaming

Jake Ross

Jake’s research focuses on studying the successfulness of video games that have additional companion games or apps.

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Dream Home

Hemali Tanna

Hemali’s research focuses on creating a visualization of her dream home, modeled after butterflies.

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Thandav Nritya

Ganesh Rao

Ganesh’s work centers on collaborating with dancers and using a generative system to create artificial life from the dances.

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Brandon Jarratt

Brandon’s work focuses on analyzing pipelines in CG film and video game industries and applying their structures to educational environments.

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Anahita Salimi

Anahita’s work focuses on creating character design styles based on the combination of 2D and 3D characteristics.

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