Should Animators Compute?

Phil Willis

(University of Bath)

The computing community has put a lot of effort into software for animation, rather less towards software for animators. The key question seems to be can we provide software systems which are acceptable to animators? In fact the problem is more complex. Should computers be used at all; if so, for what tasks are they most productive?

The talk will examine some of these issues, arising out of our experience working with Cambridge Animation Systems (the leading supplier of cel (2D) animation software) and Siriol Productions (a leading animation house), as well as our own `Animachine' research project in this area.
Tuesday 5th November 1996, 14:30
Seminar Room 322
Department of Computer Science