Date of Award

5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Legacy Department

Digital Production Arts

Committee Member

Dr. Jerry Tessendorf, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Donald House

Committee Member

Dr. Timothy Davis

Abstract

Conceptualizing, developing, and producing controllable effects is both a technically and artistically challenging endeavor. This paper explains the approach and final implementation of the teleportation effect seen in the short film, Misfit Mice. The concept was developed based on reference and specific intentions of the effect. The final implementation for the motion of the particles was created in two distinct steps: advection by a simulated fluid and attribute driven animation. Particle rendering was also driven by attributes. The methods and approach can be applied to the development of other effects and the final implementation has some potential for reuse.

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