Wayne E. Carlson

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Techniques that transform one two-dimensionaf image into another have gained widespread use m recent yeara. Extending these techniques to transform pairs of 3D objects, as opposed to 2D images of the objects, providea several advsntagea, including the ability to snimate the objects independently of the transformation. This paper presents an algorithm for(More)
Artists study anatomy to understand the relationship between exterior form and the structures responsible for creating it. In this paper we follow a similar approach in developing anatomy-based models of muscles. We consider the influence of the musculature on surface form and develop muscle models which react automatically to changes in the posture of an(More)
Forty-four children (fifty-eight hips) who had a slipped capital femoral epiphysis were managed by in situ pinning with a single cannulated screw. This method of treatment was first used in our institution in 1983. Thirty-one boys and thirteen girls were followed for an average of three years (range, two to six years). There were eight acute slips and fifty(More)
Orthoses are the primary conservative treatment option for control of dynamic equinus in spastic cerebral palsy. Our purpose was to compare the effects of a fixed ankle-foot orthosis (AFO), a supramalleolar orthosis (SMO), and a no-brace condition, but including shoes. Gait analyses were performed on 11 children with spastic diplegia, using a system with(More)
A computer animation system is discussed which employs interactive techniques and presents a unified approach to the graphical display of complex three dimensional data. The system facilitates the generation, manipulation and display of highly detailed data with the aid of interactive devices and a video interface to a standard color TV monitor. The system(More)
This paper describes a new system for controlling the animation of gases, liquids, and volume density functions. This system is extremely powerful and flexible. It allows for the control of animation effects ranging from physically based motion of gases to the choreographed motion of gases. These techniques make extensive use of three-dimensional tables,(More)
A method for generating arbitrary terrain models, including trees, bushes, mountains, and buildings, is described. Procedure models are used to combine fundamental data elements in the creation of unified objects comprising the terrain model. As an example, a procedure model to generate arbitrary trees of various species is implementation. These are the(More)
We present a high-level programming language for the specification of procedural models. AL — an acronym for Animation Language — provides specialized programming constructs, data types, and operations for modeling, animation and rendering. In addition, it introduces a new mechanism for interaction with procedural models called articulation functions. AL(More)
Welcome to Preparing for the Future, a panel on educational issues in computer graphics. The field of computer graphics education, as no other, combines the disciplines of science and art, and in this sense presents computer graphics instructors in both art and science with some unique problems not faced by their counterparts in other fields.As computer(More)