Topic: pixar

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

Oculus making virtual reality movies, the NSA’s Trojan horse, and IBM layoffs—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2015

Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup acquired by Facebook for US$2 billion, is developing cinematic experiences specifically for its Oculus Rift VR headset. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new Oculus Story Studio, led by creative director and former Pixar animator Saschka Unseld, premiered its first short film, entitled “Lost.” Unseld, who created … continue reading

Plaintiff in hiring suit speaks out against settlement

Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel agreed to settle with its employees in a class-action lawsuit for $324 million … continue reading

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