Animator Sketches

Tales of Production


ILM artists created these personal pieces after hours.

Marjolaine Tremblay
Simon Cheung
Industrial Light & Magic
P.O. Box 2459
San Rafael, California 94912 USA

Cosmic Voyage: Scientific Visualizations for IMAX Film

Computing, simulating, and visualizing the relative size of things, from galactic clusters to quarks.

Donna J. Cox
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Terminator 2-3D

A Terminator 2-3D "how-to", including creation of the T-1,000,000 creature, an eight-legged, liquid-metal killing machine that protects Skynet.

Bob Hoffman
Digital Domain

The Aerial Dogfight Sequences of "Independence Day"

The complexity of creating the "Independence Day" aerial dogfight sequences, incorporating the detail and action that director Roland Emmerich envisioned, required new animation techiques, including specialized intelligent flocking algorithms and importation and translation of a variety of motion-control and tracking data.

Tricia Ashford

Tara Turner


Telling a Story with Automated Motion Synthesis

Inputs for automatic generation of character motion.

Jon Christensen
Joe Marks
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego
3050 Urey Hall Addition
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093 USA
+1.619.534.7654 fax

PMS: A Shared Story

The story of a woman's feelings during premenstrual syndrome.

Rita Ivanissevich
414 East 77th Street 1A
New York, New York 10021 USA

Homer3: The Simpsons Halloween Special (Treehouse of Horrors VI)

Production of the 3D segment that frightened Homer and delighted the computer graphics community.

Judy Conner
Ken Bielenberg
Senior Animator
Pacific Data Images
3101 Park Boulevard
Palo Alto, California 94306 USA
+1.415.846.8103 fax

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