Volume: 26 Issue: 3 (March 2003)

Features

A Mod, Mod, Mod World
The world is going interactive—the world of entertainment, that is. US retail sales of video game hardware, software, and accessories exceeded the $10 billion mark in 2002, beating out the record of ...
Crossing Over - 3/03
The list of animated television series that have made the leap to the big screen is long and getting longer. There's Nickelodeon's Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, and The Wild Thornberrys. The Cartoon Network's ...
Private Tour
Few of us have been fortunate enough to view a painting by a renowned artist within a personal setting. Instead, we've had to gaze at the piece from afar as it hangs on a plain museum wall. Now, ...
Familiar Faces
The next time you see a friend or relative playing The Sims Deluxe Edition computer game, don't be surprised if you see a familiar face or two among the virtual crowd. You may even see a character ...

Department

Products - 3/03

Veepers 3.0 - 3/03 - Part 1
Ever since the Internet took off in the mid-'90s, companies have been looking for ways to create a more personal Web experience. To this end, Pulse has introduced Veepers—talking characters requiring ...
Nvidia Intro GeForce FX Line
Nvidia has announced two new graphics boards based on its NV30GL GPU. The Quadro FX 1000 and Quadro FX 2000 are designed for the high-end segment of the workstation market. Both cards are measurably ...
Veepers 3.0 - 3/03 - Part 2
Ever since the Internet took off in the mid-'90s, companies have been looking for ways to create a more personal Web experience. To this end, Pulse has introduced Veepers—talking characters requiring ...
Art Studio - 3/03
When Richard "Dr." Baily formed his Hollywood-based fine-art studio Image Savant in 1992, he set an unusual goal for himself: "Within 10 years, I wanted to be doing all my work using proprietary 3D ...
Backdrop - 3/03
A virtual exhibit transports museum-goers back in time to view a famous art collection in its original setting
The Spirit of Gravity
Some of the most engaging viewpoints in computer graphics are embedded in "top-10" lists of unsolved challenges. Creating these is a popular pastime started by Ivan Sutherland in 1966 and continued ...
Video Aerobatics
To create compelling images—whether for a music video, a television ad, or a corporate presentation—videographers will go to great lengths to come up with creative camera angles for the shots. Rather ...
Prime Prospects
When economic climates are favorable, business planners often use market forecasts to support strategic decisions they’ve already made. When conditions are chaotic, they may turn to them for something ...
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