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August 7, 2006

SIGGRAPH Celebrity: Edwin Catmull

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While I was waiting to get my Walking Teapot swag from Pixar, I saw a computer graphics living legend....Edwin Catmull. Ed is the president of Pixar. He is responsible for several important innovations in computer graphics:

An interesting bit of trivia about Ed...he created the first 3D computer generated graphics in a film. A digitized version of Ed's left hand is used in the 1976 film Futureworld.

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