Thomas (Tom) Porter


  • SIGGRAPH 1992

    Tom Porter is Director of Effects Animation at Pixar. Tom has been working in 3-D graphics since 1976. He wrote the software for the first commercial point program (the Ampex AVA), developed fundamental algorithms for digital compositing (which led to the Pixar Image Computer) and for motion-blurred rendering. Tom has taken time out over the years to create still frame images (1984, Textbook Strike) to advance the state of the art in computer generated photorealism, his main research interest.