Daily Archives: September 21, 2011

Lan-Chiann Wu

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Firefly Dream

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Fireflies at Nightfall

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View of Chiung-Ling Farm  

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Old Friends Meeting 

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The Good Earth 

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Impromptu Concert at Coral Lake

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Li Bai’s Moon

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Reflections of the Past 

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Journey of Life

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Winter Breeze

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Old Street in Sanxia 

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House of Souls II 

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Lantern Festival I

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Lan-Chiann Wu

Gallery

Current Exhibition:  

Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts and Crafts:

“Three Paths to Expression”, three women artists group exhibition, Alta Loma, California,

February 28 – September 30, 2011

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Ray Bradbury: Literature is the Safety Valve of Civilization

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First Digital 3D Rendered Film (1972)

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It was created in 1972 by Ed Catmull (the founder of Pixar) and Fred Parke with a little help from my dad. I also think that this is the only digital copy of it.

The best part of this film is not even the 3D rendering itself, but the outtakes and “making of” footage that has been interwoven throughout, including footage of a plaster replica of Ed’s hand onto which he is meticulously mapping the polygon vertices that make up the three dimensional model (around 1:30). That’s really remarkable. The math that we take for granted for rendering 3D was being invented, real time, to create this video. (Ed’s credited for having working out that math to handle things like texture mapping, 3D anti-aliasing and z-buffering.)

More about the film here.

via Robby Ingebretsen | nerd plus art

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Women by Robert McGinnis

‘Robert McGinnis (born 1926)is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys (his first film poster assignment), Barbarella, and several James Bond films.’

Wikipedia

Hat tip: The Painted Anvil

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