"End of Code" (2009) is a 15 minute computer animation project directed by STUDIO Fellow James Duesing and supported by an individual artist grant from the NEA. The animation revolves around a humorous depiction of two groups of animal/human hybrid characters competing for power as personified by traffic. In order to hack into the city's system of traffic lights, they must examine and decipher the social and behavioral codes of their culture. The production of this animation is both an exploration of contemporary narrative and an experiment in complex visual communication using developing technology. Duesing has involved people from the scientific community directly in the artistic process. He collaborated with computer scientists to use motion capture and develop dynamic simulations and non-photo realistic rendering techniques to give this project a unique visual aspect. Jessica Hodgins, Professor of Computer Science and Robotics at CMU, oversaw the motion capture and development of rendering algorithms.
Animation by James Duesing
Creative and Technical Collaborator:
Animation and Rendering:
Modeling and Rigging:
Mapping: Yan Qin
Cloth and additional Animation:
Ji Soo Kim
Sound Design and Mix:
Sonic Arts, Cincinnati, OH
Carnegie Mellon University Motion Capture Studio:
Motion Capture Actors:
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