Maurice van Swaaij

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  • Blue Sky Studios, Manager


  • SIGGRAPH 2016

    Maurice van Swaaij is manager of the R&D department at Blue Sky Studios. After starting his career in CG at TDI in Paris, he joined Blue Sky in 1994 where he developed a voxel based raytracing technology for rendering hair for the first Ice Age movie. Subsequently the technology has been used to render fur, feathers, foliage, flowers, grass, saw dust, snow and crowds of characters among other things. He received his Software Engineering degree in the Netherlands and a Masters in Scientific Computing from Courant Institute in New York. He lives with his wife and adopted dog in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.