Chapter 1. Exploring Particles

Exploring Particles

In the beginning, 3D computer graphics consisted of triangles with colored vertices. People laughed and said it would never be useful for film-quality work. A select few could see the future of the technology. Then an explosive, cataclysmic event occurred. In an ironic twist of art and science, an extinct animal brought life to computer graphics. Jurassic Park (1993) would change filmmaking forever. No longer limited to shiny, reflective surfaces, computer-generated imagery was utilized in all aspects of the movie. The dinosaurs were only the beginning. Their interaction with the world around them was just as challenging. ...

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