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Vol.32 No.3 August 1998
ACM SIGGRAPH

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Computer Graphics showcases the best work from students around the world. Each issue features images from students of all ages in a wide variety of disciplines. Accompanying each picture are credits including the studentís name and a description of the intent or purpose of the work. These images were sent to us from instructors teaching computer graphics, and we are always looking for new pictures for these pages. We hope youíll send us your studentsí work.

Upcoming deadlines are:

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To be considered for this issue:

November 1998
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Submit work by:

August 1, 1998
December 20, 1998
March 1, 1999
May 1, 1999

Submission Rules

Images must be the work of students. They can be an individual or group effort. The act of creating the work must involve a computer in some way.

Teachers will submit images for their students. For each issue of Computer Graphics, a teacher may submit up to two images. Each image should be designated either a) K-12 b) art or c) technical.

Images may be submitted electronically or on 35mm slides. For electronic submissions, students will need to prepare two versions of their images. The first version should be a TIFF file that is 300 dpi and approximately five inches long in the longer dimension. In other words, the image should be approximately 1500 pixels in its longer dimension. The second version should be a .gif file containing a thumbnail no bigger than two inches at 72 dpi on its longest side (144 pixels long).

For additional information about this new feature, submission instructions and forms, see our Web site, or contact one of the jurors listed below.

Rosalee J.Wolfe
Department of Computer Science
AC 450
DePaul University
243 S.Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Tel: +1-312-362-6248
Fax: +1-312-362-6116


Lynn Pocock
New York Institute of Technology
P. O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000

Jodi Giroux
Allen-Stevenson School
132 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: +1-212-288-7610


Karen Sullivan
13901 N. Florida Ave #E79
Tampa, FL 33613

Tel: +1-813-265-3799




Lee A. Butler
Lee A. Butler

Lee A. Butler
Procedural Field Grass Category: Computer Science
School: University of Maryland Baltimore County CSEE Dept. 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Class Rank: PhD Student
Class: Advanced Topics in Computer Graphics: Procedural Modeling and Rendering Techniques
Instructor: David S. Ebert
Software/Hardware: SGIs, custom extensions to the BRL CAD software package.

These images demonstrate a new technique for procedurally modeling large tracts of field grasses. The user specifies the volume to be occupied by the grass, some statistics about the distribution of the number of grass blades and a prototype for the individual grass plants. A noise function is used to produce a repeatable pattern of unique grass plants from a prototype. The result is fully 3D and can be viewed from any angle. Large areas of grass can be generated without overwhelming storage or sacrificing either detail or geometric consistency. The noise functions used can be time-varying to produce grass motion indicative of breezes blowing over the terrain. The first scene shows grass in a clumping pattern about the base of an old telephone pole. The second image with the rusty railroad tracks has more evenly distributed and sparser grass. The user adjusts only three numeric values to get the different grass patterns.


Amanda Carson

Amanda Carson
Heart of Gold
Category: Art
School: Syracuse University
102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244
Class Rank: Senior
Class: Advanced Computer Graphics in the Visual Arts
Instructor: Bonnie Mitchell
Software/Hardware: Alias/Wavefront Power Animator SGI Indy.

The assignment was to create a virtual sculpture that could be viewed in multiple perspectives. The object could be abstract or realistic, but had to explore form and texture in a creative way.


Ben Langberg

Ben Langberg
Meditation
Category: Art
School: Syracuse University
102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244
Class Rank: Senior
Class: Advanced Computer Graphics in the Visual Arts
Instructor: Bonnie Mitchell
Software/Hardware: Alias/Wavefront Power Animator SGI Indy.

This image was created for a photorealism assignment. The criteria for the assignment were to work with lighting, textures and rendering to simulate a realistic environment or object.