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It's Character, Stupid!

Chair
Andrew Schmidt
Pixar

Animation & Special Effects
ImageTimer: A Traditional Approach to 3D Character Animation

ImageTimer is a combination of tools that allow a computer animator to change the timing of key frames in an animation package by adjusting the spacing and order of images recorded at those key frames.

Michael Blum
Nhi Casey
Greg Heflin

Walt Disney Feature Animation
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521 USA
mikeb@fa.disney.com
nhic@fa.disney.com
gregh@fa.disney.com

Animation & Special Effects
The PDI Facial Animation System for ANTZ

The facial animation issues encountered on "ANTZ," the feature film co-produced by PDI and DreamWorks SKG and the muscle-based approach developed to meet these challenges.

Dick Walsh
Beth Hofer

Pacific Data Images
3101 Park Boulevard
Palo Alto, California 94306 USA
beth@pdi.com

Animation & Special Effects
The StormRiders Feature Film

Based on Hong Kong's best-selling super hero comic book, "The StormRiders" is Hong Kong's first feature film that utilizes elaborate digital visual effects, such as digitally created sets, supernatural phenomena, and mythical creatures.

Mike Wong
Centro Digital Pictures LTD
601 HKITC
72 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
mikool@centro.com.hk

Animation & Special Effects
Flubber

Let's get this straight. It has no face, no dialogue, and its only dependable physical characteristic is that it doesn't have one. And you want it to ACT? Sounds impossible. Sign us up.

Tom Bertino
Industrial Light & Magic

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