|Lance Williams, Ph.D.
Lance Williams was part of the University of Utah computer graphics group when Ivan Sutherland and David Evans spearheaded the historic research undertaken there. Later, he worked with Ed Catmull, Jim Blinn, Jim Clark, and Alvy Ray Smith at the New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Lab. Creative work included production of television commercials, 2D and 3D character design, and short subjects 3DV, User Abuser (broadcast on “Entertainment Tonight”), a Japanese animated feature film, The Lensman, and the script for a prototype 3D computer-animated feature, The Works. Experimental sequences from “The Works” were shown at several SIGGRAPH conferences to considerable acclaim, and the project was written up in such magazines as Cinefantastique, Time, and Newsweek. For two years he headed CGL Studios, a facility founded to undertake the production of Strawberry Fields, an animated feature sequel to Yellow Submarine.
|Research Interests: |
Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition|
Dynamic Hand Gesture Recognition
What Characterizes a Shadow Boundary under Sun and Sky?
Shadows for Cel Animation
Motion Signal Processing
Animating Images with Line Drawings
View Interpolation Image Synthesis
Shading in Two Dimensions
Performance-Driven Facial Animation