written by Melanie A. Farmer When Paul Debevec was a post-doc at UC Berkeley in the 1990s, achieving realistic digital human faces was considered a “holy grail” goal in the field of visual effects. This challenge became an area of computer graphics that Debevec and others would work in for the next two decades. Lucky […]
The team of computer scientists responsible for bringing to life characters like Thanos and the Hulk on the big screen was honored this year with a Sci-Tech Academy Award for the conception, design and engineering of Medusa.
Photo by: Cyrill Beeler If you were one of the millions of moviegoers who contributed to the worldwide success of Avengers: Infinity War—the highest-grossing film of 2018—then you also got to witness the Medusa Performance Capture System in action. The team of computer scientists responsible for bringing to life characters like Thanos and the Hulk […]