animation

CGT graduate leverages multidisciplinary skillset while working on Hollywood blockbusters

Getting one’s foot in the door in the highly competitive film industry requires the acquisition of skills which are multidisciplinary in nature, gaining experience by working with classmates and student organizations, and networking with industry professionals, says Andrew Kennedy, a Purdue computer graphics technology graduate (BS ’12, MS ’14).

Automatically-generated lifelike teaching avatars may improve access to high-quality education

To improve educational materials and e-learning, Nicoletta Adamo-Villani, professor of computer graphics technology, and her colleagues want to automate the process of creating movie-quality computer-animated instructors that are able to speak, gesture, and write on an animated whiteboard without sacrificing delivery eloquence.