SIGGRAPH 96
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Applications Fact Sheet


The Applications Program, new in 1996, focused on computer graphics theory put into practice. Practical applications from a variety of businesses and industries were demonstrated:

  • Art and Entertainment

  • Biological and Medical

  • Professional Applications: Engineering, Architecture, Legal

  • Scientific Visualization

  • Sociological and Educational

"The Applications Program showcases the effective use of computer graphics technology across a broad spectrum of disciplines," said Applications Program Chair Warren Waggenspack. "From novices to the most experienced users and developers, this program provides something for everyone."

Highlights

Terminator 2-3D

Aaron Pfau
Digital Domain

T2-3D is a new theme park attraction for Universal Studios in Florida. The show is a multimedia event composed of live actors, physical stage elements, and three 50-foot wrap-around screens displaying a completely rendered 3D world.

Computer Applications of the Visible Human Dataset

John Clyne
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Some of the current and more practical computer-based applications of the U.S. National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Dataset. These applications were developed at the University of Colorado Center for Human Simulation and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Applications that currently exist were emphasized, but a glimpse of what the future may hold was also presented.

Animations from NASA's Exploration of Outer Space: Use of Computer Graphics with Satellite Data

Jeff Hall
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Computer graphics technology has been heavily utilized by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to produce dramatic visual pictures and animations of the planets and moons of our solar system. This presentation, liberally mixed with animation clips, examined the tools (both custom and commercial) and techniques utilized in production.

FlyThru The Boeing 777

Bob Abarbanel
Boeing Information & Support Services

In the late 1980s, The Boeing Company committed to build the 777, a twin-engine, wide-body passenger jet. Boeing chose to design that airplane without the traditional class-three physical mockups that made the design, planning, and manufacturing so expensive. They chose instead to use a 100 percent electronic mockup with the computer-aided design (CAD) performed on Dassault Systemsą CATIA product.

An in-house application, FlyThru was created to meet the need for greater analysis context. The 777 program was increasingly in need of the ability to examine whole large sections of the planned design, so FlyThru has been continuously improved to keep pace with the ever-increasing need for graphics performance. FlyThru is now deployed widely at Boeing on almost every commercial airplane and defense project. It includes a system for distributing CAD data and for finding data of interest to groups of users, which has been used as a data warehouse infrastructure for FlyThru.


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