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Professor Penny Dhaemers
Arch 138 & Arch 139X
Aug 30-Dec 7 Thursdays 3:30-6:30 481 Wurster
GSI Eric J
Anderson, Lab Assistants: Conrad Seto, Hoey Yip
Intro to class; Discussed all aspects of possible
Students may use any software, hardware etc.
Gave out storyboard assignment for next meeting.
01, Electronic Theater DVD which showed
overview of the best animation for the past
Class put up storyboards
and thoroughly discussed what
content was and other possibilities for the story line.
Sherwin who spoke of his experiences in the field
as an artist, an
Ars Electronica winner,
and a specialist;
Quality Assurance technician.
Class demos by
GSI Eric Anderson in 3DStudio Max
Krizner, MA VS, showed his unique animation
method and concept.
Presentations: animation beginnings
Viewed Siggraph 00, Electronic Theater tape.
Continuation of class presentations:
Early Pixar animations: Luxo 97, Red's Dream, etc
Viewed Siggraph 99, Electronic Theater tape.
from Design Reactor and Rotten Tomatoes.
rise and staying ability of the two companies in today's market.
Pixar's 'Geri's Game', Some early 138 animations.
David Lam and
David Yang showed work.
Raymond from IASTE, VP Local 16
at ILM. Raymond long a member of the union
substantial talk on the benefits of the union
at ILM both for
the employees and the company.
by: Cammy, Senh
Duong, Jose Millar, James Pine,
Calvin Poon, Chris
Pramuk, John Pyun, Conrad
Seto and Laura Steele
Midterm 1 work shown. Daniel
Atkins, Doris Cheung, Tim Huey,
David Lam, Edmund
Lin, Steven Toh, David Yang
Lee. Conrad Seto, Irene Yang,
Michael described to us, from the
point of being the
owner and creator of Sechman Assoc., just what his
life is like. Please check out his superb website
Showed Animations: Qing
Ching, Haia Ghalib, Jon
Lee, Rockman, Andy Schmeder,
shown: Chester Chen, Laywan Kuan, George Sun,
Wei-Ling Wu, Marcus Choi
Guest, John Vegher, Giant Killer Robots.
John Vegher, Peter
Oberdorpher and Mike Schmidt founded the
Giant Killer Robots. The class heard from John details
development and history of GKR.
Class Discussion and animations
Animations by: Asa
Enochs, Steve Au, Jon Van Horn, Vivian Quok,
Bruce Ou, David Lam, Hoey Yip
Guest, Professor Dennis Lieu, UC
Berkeley, ME, E 128
Professor Lieu gave a presentation using computer
animation and multimedia
techniques. Design using parametric 3D CAD.
He showed ten animations
from his E 128 class.
Groups of three students created each animation.
Oct 30, Tuesday
Field Trip to SF Siggraph at Fort Mason to see and
game companies from:
Lance Alameda, Discreet
Terrence Masson, Ronin
Robert Huebner, Nihilistic
David Stripinis, Factor 5
class sat together toward front for great viewing and afterwards were
able to talk at length
to the featured speakers.
Nov 1, Thursday
Long class discussion about Tuesday's Siggraph event.
After discussion midterm work was
presented by: Daniel
Doris Cheung, Tim Huey, David Lam, Stephen Toh, and Hoey Yip
Guest: Terrence Masson from Ronin
experience covering the many different aspects for
which the industry is noted. It was quite different material than
the Siggraph event of Oct 30.
2 presentations: Edmund
Lin, George Sun, Wei-Ling Wu
Group: Anthony Lee, Conrad Seto, and Irene Yang
Guest: Steve Rosenbaum
will talk to
us about his experiences
at Sony Pictures
Imageworks and ILM. His visual effects
team won two Oscars for 'Forest Gump',
and one British. His
title is Visual Effects Supervisor.
Laywan Kuan, Kenya Tyler, David Yang
Guests: Dennis Martin &
Chris Pramuk, CYRA Technologies.
acquired by Leica, CYRA produces highly
sohisticated 3D laser scanners capable of scanning such diverse
locations as large buildings, movie sets, large construction projects,
oil refineries, and
historic sites such as Tombo Colorado in Peru
Adobe Site currently being researched by archaeologist
Morris and architect JP Protzen)
Dennis and Chris, Application Engineers for CYRA have traveled
in pursuit of their job. They demonstrated and explained
the scanning process with which they work.
scanned Wurster Hall and the retrofit construction,
including scanning the California Oaks which are in front of the building.
distributed tif images of the scene to the students.
Midterm 3 presentations:
Doris Cheung, Tim Huey, and David Yang
3 presentations by the rest of the class.
John Vegher from Giant Killer Robots;
Senh Duong from Design
Reactor and Rotten Tomatoes;
and Dave Sherwin,
artist from Rockette Works.