“The Hammer Sequence” by New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

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    The Hammer Sequence

Company / Institution / Agency:

  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)


    A king has a contest to find the best gavel with which to rule his kingdom. Computer graphics techniques were used to produce full character animation from a storyboard designed for traditional animation. Motion control techniques included standard and parameterized keyframing, procedural descriptions, and dynamic simulation.


    HARDWARE: Evans & Sutherland MPS, DEC VAX 785, Sun 4, Silicon Graphics Iris 4D, Dicomed Film Recorder, Ikonas & Trancept framebuffer


    SOFTWARE DEVELOPER: NYIT in house software

Additional Contributors:

    Produced by: New York Institute of Technology, Computer Graphics Laboratory
    Steve DiPaola, Colin Hui, Irene Lee, Dick Lundin, Glenn McQueen, Peter Oppenheimer, Louis Paul, Susan Van Baerle
    Storyboard: David Lubell
    Production Coordinator: Susan Van Baerle
    Sound: Kurt Ritshie
    Narrator: Bill Wolff
    Film & Post: Richard Carter, Cvd Gordon, Louis Paul, Ariel Shaw (manager)
    Video Post: The Video Center
    2D Support: Vito Amato, Tomas Cardone
    Thanks to: Paul Isaacs, Emil Knight
    Administrative Support: Alexander Schure, Louis Schure, Fred Parke

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