“Asterix in America” by Hahn

  • ©Gerard Hahn


Conference:


Title:


    Asterix in America

Director(s):


Company / Institution / Agency:


  • mental images GmbH

Description:


    This computer generated sequence of scenes is an excerpt from the otherwise traditionally created cartoon animation motion picture Asterix in America, released in October 1994. The scenes show Asterix, Obelix, and their Roman enemies crossing the Atlantic during a thunderstorm.

Hardware:


    HARDWARE: SGI Indigo 02
    Extreme for interactive work.
    FDDI-connected cluster of
    eight HP 735 workstations
    for parallel rendering

Software:


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: Softimage
    Creative Environment, Eddie,
    TOON2, mental ray


Additional Contributors:


    Produced by: mental images GmbH & Co. KG
    Technical Director: Gerhard Gutschmidt, Gegory Lakner
    Assistant: Charlotte Manning
    System and software support: Alexander Lobodzinski
    Special Software Developer: Thomas Driemeyer, Karl Schmidt, Silviu Borac and others
    Director of R&D: Rolf Herken
    Organization and coordination: Silvia Hanko