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23. Taxonomy of Digital Creatures: Interpreting Character Designs as Computer Graphics Techniques

Tutorial, Monday, 1 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
Room 515A
Level: Beginning

The process of developing digital creatures from concept to the screen is presented as a series of decision points. The focus is on classifying issues to allow design and performance requirements to drive the techniques employed in execution of the final product.


Experience with animation, character modeling, and character set-up is recommended, but not required.

Intended Audience

Animators and character designers.


Tim McLaughlin
Industrial Light + Magic


3:45 Introduction
4 Sources of Information
4:10 Questions Regarding Look
4:50 Questions Regarding Performance
5:15 Conclusion and Questions & Answers