Geoff Wyvill

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  • University of Otago, Department of Computer Science, Senior Lecturer


  • Dunedin, New Zealand


  • SIGGRAPH 1996

    Geoff Wyvill is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand and Director of Animation Research Limited. He is known for pioneering work in polygonizing implicit  surfaces and ray tracing, especially the efficient ray tracing of CSG systems. He is an Executive editor of ‘Virtual Reality’ and serves on the editorial boards of ‘The Visual Computer’,  ‘Computer Graphics Forum’ and ‘Visualization and Computer Animation’. He contributed to the films ‘Soft’ (1985) ‘Great Train Rubbery’ (1988) and ‘Fashion Show’ (1992) as well as numerous TV commercials and channel animations. His company, ARL, has won eleven national  and international awards for animation all of which has been produced using ‘Katachi’ Geo ‘s CSG, ray tracing and animation software. He has a BA in physics from Oxford University and MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Bradford.  

    SIGGRAPH 1993

    Geoff is a senior lecturer at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and director of Animation Research Ltd. His numerous computer graphics interests include CSG systems, high performance ray tracing, and the modeling of natural phenomena. Geoff serves on the editorial board of The Visual Computer and the editorial board of Visualization and Computer Animation.

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