Animation and Visual Effects

PlayStation, ‘Last of Us’ and beyond: Q&A with master’s alumnus Xingyu Lei

As a graduate of Purdue Polytechnic's master's program in computer graphics technology, Xingyu Lei has gotten to work on big-name projects such as “The Last of Us” and “Call of Duty” franchises, just in the first leg of his career alone. Read on to find out what advice he gives to up-and-coming professionals in the field.

Custom technology by Polytechnic alum transforms Peter Jackson’s WW I film to full color

Andrew Kennedy, technical director at Stereo D and a graduate of Purdue Polytechnic’s computer graphics technology program (BS ’12, MS ’14), developed custom software that allowed artists to specify colorization data in a black-and-white movie clips and then intelligently apply that data to subsequent clips.

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).

Computer graphics seniors create interactive 3-D rendering of Fort Ouiatenon

A new 3-D version of Fort Ouiatenon created by students in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) provides the most accurate representation ever created of what the historical site may have looked like, and the project could be the first of several collaborations between CGT and the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.

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.