Monday, March 10, 2008

VFXWorld Article: The Lucas Empire Strikes Back With Richard Kerris

VFXWorld recently published an article which is an interview with Richard Kerris, our new CTO. Pretty amazing article, and in it, Richard talks a lot about the kind of groundbreaking things that are happening at Lucasfilm now. Especially cool is his discussion of film ideas being used for games and game ideas used for film. It's a really cool article.

Check it out here:

My favourite part of the article?
BD: Let's talk a little about current R&D at ILM.

RK: The depth and breadth of our R&D staff is world class. And what they're doing in the areas of Mocap and rigid and solid body dynamics and fluid dynamics, I can't say exactly where you're going to see it, but it's going to be out in the very near future, and you're going to be able to see the results of some of their work in projects at ILM, LucasArts and the animation division. I think we're also pursuing papers about some of these technologies that will be presented at the upcoming SIGGRAPH. It's definitely part of our DNA.
Sweet deal. :)

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