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Former Vizzers help create Pixar’s smash cinema hit ‘Incredibles 2’

Former Vizzers help create smash movie hit ‘Incredibles 2’

posted June 20, 2018
Twenty-five former Texas A&M visualization students, or Vizzers, were part of the Pixar Animation Studios team that returned a famous crime fighting superhero family to the big screen in “Incredibles 2,” smashing box office records and earning critical acclaim.
Texas A&M team uses robot to design, build complex structure

TAMU team uses robot to design complex structure

posted June 19, 2018
Working with an industrial scale robot and polystyrene blocks at the renowned Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston, a Texas A&M team is developing a full-scale, light-weight vault structure from interlocking and uniquely dimensioned structural modules.
CoSci prof earns grant to develop virtual reality firefighter training

CoSci prof develops firefighter training simulation software

posted June 13, 2018
Jing “Eric” Du, Texas A&M assistant professor of construction science, is creating a virtual reality emergency simulation system to train firefighters for dangerous missions with a $465,000 National Institute of Standards and Technology grant.
Arch profs' Stark Gallery exhibit features transformable design

Arch profs showcase transformable design in iMOTION exhibit

posted June 7, 2018
The future of architecture lies in design that converts, flexes and adapts to changing needs, according to Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty Negar Kalantar and Alireza Borhani, who explore transformability as a design tool in iMOTION, open through July 29, 2018.
CoSci prof earns grant to aid firefighters through wayfinding

CoSci prof to make firefighting safer with VR wayfinding

posted May 30, 2018
First responders’ lives depend on their ability to navigate structures during a emergency — a task Jing “Eric” Du, assistant professor of construction science, aims to make easier and safer with wayfinding research funded by a $220,000 NSF grant.
Viz prof named emerging fellow by signage, way-finding group

Signage research group taps viz prof as emerging fellow

posted May 7, 2018
For work promoting the development of research in the field of signage and wayfinding, Eric Ragan, assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M University, was selected as an Emerging Fellow by the Academic Advisory Council for Signage Research and Education.
CoSci student creates immersive model of historic Texas building

CoSci student creates immersive model of historic building

posted May 5, 2018
Enabled by virtual reality technology, visitors to the recent Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, Texas explored a historic Texas building demolished more than a century ago. The building was recreated as an immersive virtual model by Siva Ramadoss, a Master of Construction Management student.
Vizzers give 'wings' to denizens of interactive virtual realty worlds

Interactive design students create virtual worlds

posted May 5, 2018
Empowered by virtual reality goggles, patrons of a year-culminating exhibit of visualization student work soared above clouds and performed other superhuman feats in immersive alternative worlds created in an interactive design studio at Texas A&M.
Texas A&M again ranked among nation’s top animation schools

Texas A&M ranked with top animation schools in nation

posted May 5, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Texas A&M was recognized as one of the nation’s top animation schools, placing third among public institutions, second in the Southwest and first in Texas in lists created by Animation Career Review, a career resource website.
AIA podcast features professor's building code compliance app

AIA podcast eyes professor's code compliance app

posted April 9, 2018
Architects can now check their designs’ International Building Code compliance with a cloud-based app developed by SMARTreview Inc., a firm led by founder and CEO Mark Clayton, Texas A&M professor of architecture.
Viz-a-GoGo 25 showcased Viz student work in Bryan May 2-5

25th Viz-a-GoGo showed May 2-5 in downtown Bryan

posted April 9, 2018
Viz-a-GoGo 25, the annual showcase of digital wizardry conjured by Texas A&M visualization students from the College of Architecture, was staged May 2-5, 2017 at four venues in downtown Bryan.
Survey of construction pros reveals industry tech trends

Construction tech trends revealed in builder survey

posted March 5, 2018
Data security, automation, and a rising demand for digital modeling are three technology trends impacting the building industry in 2018, said James Benham, guest lecturer of construction science and CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc.
Tech’s building industry impact was subject of March 8 CoSci event

Tech’s impact on builders was focus of March 8 events

posted March 2, 2018
Technology’s growing impact on the building industry was explored March 8, 2018 at the JBKnowledge ConTech Roadshow, a daylong Department of Construction Science event at Texas A&M’s Francis Hall.
Viz, planning profs represented Texas A&M at SXSW in 2018

Texas A&M at SXSW in 2018 featured planning, viz profs

posted March 2, 2018
Texas A&M at SXSW, a March 11-14, 2018 showcase of university faculty and research at South by Southwest, the annual Austin mega-event that celebrates the convergence of creative industries, will include a panel of visualization professors discussing technology.
Blind 'unlock' PDF content with system developed by viz professor

Blind can 'unlock' PDF content using Viz prof’s system

posted February 28, 2018
With a National Science Foundation grant, Texas A&M Professor of Visualization Francis Quek has developed technology for talking books that allows people who are blind to access more literature with increased command over their reading experiences.