Topic: animation

Pixar pioneers receive Turing Award for advancing computer graphic design

ACM has awarded the A.M. Turing Award to animation pioneers Edwin E. Catmull and Patrick M. Hanrahan. Named for computer scientist Alan Turing, the Turing Award is given to those who make “major contributions of lasting importance to computing.” Catmull is former president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios and Hanrahan is a founding Pixar … continue reading

Disney has its own Open Source Program

Open-source developers can work with Disney itself with its new Open Source Program. The program acts as a place where developers can collaborate with other Disney enthusiasts, implementing the open-source libraries and platforms that Disney uses in the development of some of its animations. Like other large non-technology-related companies, Disney is joining the realm of … continue reading

SamsaraJS library takes on performance issues

There is a new JavaScript UI project for the mobile Web, and it’s giving Web developers a tool to create native-like app experiences. SamsaraJS is a functional reactive library for animating layout. It provides a language for positioning, orienting and sizing DOM elements, and animating these properties over time. According to its GitHub page, “Everything … continue reading

Steve Jobs’ life told through animation

While there have been books, documentaries and biopics made to celebrate the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs, one company is using animation to depict how he revolutionized technology. QuartSoft, an IT outsourcing company, has created an animated biography of his life. “Steve Jobs once said, ‘One way to remember who you are or want … continue reading

SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: Dshell

The U.S. Army has released its first piece of open-source software. Dshell, this week’s GitHub Project of the Week, is an extensible network forensic analysis framework from the “cyber defenders” at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The “forensic analysis” code has been in use for close to five years within the military to help … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Walkway Walkway is a simplified means of animating SVG elements. Developed by Connor Atherton, this small library re-creates the animations from Polygon’s PlayStation4 review. It creates new Walkway instances with a supplied options object, using .draw to start animating the call on the returned instance, providing an optional callback for when drawing is complete, along … continue reading

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