socsbook 95 socsbook 95
graphics : animations
As an introduction to the UTS school of computing science graduating students' year-book for 1995, it's a send-up of the opening credits to Star Trek: Deep Space 9, except that the camera swings away from the comet to show the University of Technology, Sydney's Tower Building (a well-known Sydney landmark), instead of the eponymous space station. Rather than a shuttle-craft, a paper 'plane flies out to camera.

The bulk of the original modelling was done with Prisms, and then animation was completed in Houdini, with some basic compositing in Ice. It was originally rendered at 25 fps and full PAL resolution. The small resolution of the movie below doesn't really do it justice, particularly the particle stream, but it hopefully shows the idea...

SoCSBook '95 Opening Credits animation.
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