“Live Computer Animation” Moderated by Tim Heidmann

  • ©Ken Fuhrman, Tim Heidmann, and Chuck Molyneaux



Entry Number: 16


    Live Computer Animation




    General-purpose graphics workstations typically used for computer aided design, scientific computation, visual simulation, and film special effects have become highly sophisticated. They are able to generate high-quality, real-time computer animation for live creation of graphics and effects for television broadcast, a field typically dominated by special-purpose video processing hardware. And they are beginning to appear in a variety of innovative applications. The panel presents some of those innovative applications, reviews the advantages and difficulties of using general-purpose computers for television, discusses technical and business issues related to these applications, and speculates about future directions. 

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