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Viz alumna makes movie magic, crafts special effects for Pixar

Viz alumna says collaboration skills handy at Pixar

posted September 21, 2018
Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Sarah Beth Eisenger ’13, who has used her technical wizardry skills on many acclaimed Pixar films, returned to The Viz Lab to help Vizzers craft digital shorts in the Department of Visualization's Summer Industry Workshop.
Viz alum makes movie magic lighting Pixar animated films

Pixar Viz alumnus enlightens students with technical skills

posted September 21, 2018
Lighting is a secret weapon in animated movies — it’s used in every frame, yet when done well, viewers will never notice it. Pixar artist and Texas A&M former visualization student Jon Kiker has used his technical talents to create lighting for some of the studio's best films.
Grad Vizzers create animated shorts with Disney Pixar pros

Disney Pixar pros mentor Vizzers in summer workshop

posted September 21, 2018
During a summer-long workshop known for testing the mettle of Texas A&M graduate visualization students, four teams, mentored by visiting artists from Disney’s Pixar Animated Studios, crafted short animated films featuring the comedic exploits of dissimilar robots.
Students created video games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

Students created games in 48 hours at Chillennium 2018

posted September 14, 2018
Student video game designers created electronic games from scratch in Chillennium 2018, a giant, Texas A&M student-run game jam competition Oct. 12-14, 2018 in the university’s Memorial Student Center.
Japan trip yields designs for multigenerational community

Japan trip yields multigenerational community designs

posted August 7, 2018
Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to develop concepts for a Japanese retirement village designed to enhance the health of elderly residents by integrating them with young families and college students.
Planner's TEDx Talk shows how solutions can worsen the problem

LAUP prof delivers TEDx Talk defining 'uncanny wisdom'

posted June 29, 2018
Seemingly rational choices, made in the wake of natural disasters, can produce unsound results due to “uncanny wisdom,” a term, coined by a Texas A&M urban planning professor, describing actions that eventually exacerbate problems they were meant to solve.
Planning, LAND students unveil La Grange post-Harvey proposals

Students craft plans to relieve La Grange flooding problems

posted June 22, 2018
As La Grange, Texas recovers from post Hurricane Harvey flooding, residents and elected officials are considering Texas A&M student proposals that address the town’s infrastructure, housing and transportation needs.
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.
Students design architecturally artistic transformable pavilions

Design students create transforming artistic pavilions

posted May 5, 2018
Senior environmental design students recently designed and built small-scale prototypes for lightweight collapsible pavilions that could be deployed at full scale up to 400 square feet. The portable, transformable structures expand to form artistic, architecturally intriguing canopies.
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.
Viz prof’s 'Good Luck with the Sun' exhibit opens in Austin

Viz prof’s 'Good Luck with the Sun' exhibit opens in Austin

posted April 26, 2018
Immersive video, experimental photos and an installation, all focused on the nearest star, appear in “Good Luck with the Sun,” an exhibit by Krista Steinke, instructional assistant professor of visualization at Texas A&M, that runs through June 7 at an Austin gallery.
Viz professor's nature video nets Global Independent Film Award

Viz prof’s nature film earns international indie film honor

posted April 26, 2018
A glimpse into nature’s life cycle captured on video by Carol LaFayette, Texas A&M professor of visualization, earned a prestigious 2018 Global Independent Film Award recognizing excellence in environmental filmmaking.
Grad student places in prestigious international design competition

Student places in influential Lyceum Fellowship contest

posted April 13, 2018
For his innovative design reinventing a Canadian city’s downtown with a massive, 130,000-square-foot market and community space, Panwang Huo, a Texas A&M Master of Architecture student, placed third in the prestigious Lyceum Fellowship Competition.