…is an Emmy award-winning supervisor of computer generated effects who has worked on such films as Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, The Matrix sequels, Over the Hedge and Lost in Space. One of his latest artistic series, Morphogenetic Creations, can be seen as an obvious extrapolation of the concepts established by Boids. Each image appears as a compacted mass of complex bio-cellular forms; in the accompanying videos, which show the process of digital deposition used to create these images, each example writhes and plumes from a single unit to a hybrid branched or folded structure.
…work has centred around using procedural models to simulate complex natural phenomenon, often in relation to animal and human behaviours. These programs can provide scientific insight into behavioural systems as well as having applications in the fields of animation and computer games. A graduate of MIT, he worked on the original Tron film, as well as Batman Returns; he won an Academy Award in 1998 for “pioneering contributions to the development of three dimensional computer animation for motion picture production”.