Technical Meeting


Lecture Meeting: My Computer Animation from 1970 to 1998

  Date and Time




  • Kita 14 Nishi 9
  • Kita-ward
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Japan 060-0814
  • Building: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Room Number: 11-17



Prof. Nelson Max of University of California, Davis


My Computer Animation from 1970 to 1998

Nelson Max will show (as time permits) segments of his historical computer animation from the mathematics films “Space Filling Curves”, “Turning a Sphere Inside Out”, and “Homage to Hilbert” from the realistic computer animation videos “Light Beams”, “Sun and Shade”, and “Carla’s Island”, scientific visualization of molecules and climate simulation, and biochemistry visualization from the Osaka Expo ’90 film “Echoes of the Sun”.


Professor Max received a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1967. His research interests are in the areas of mathematics and scientific visualization, computer animation, realistic computer graphics rendering, and multi-view stereo reconstruction. In visualization he works on molecular graphics, and volume and flow visualization, particularly on irregular finite element meshes. He has rendered realistic lighting effects in clouds, trees, and water waves, and has produced numerous computer animations, shown at the annual ACM SIGGRAPH conferences, and in OMNIMAX at the Fujitsu Pavilions at Expo ’85 in Tsukuba Japan, and Expo ’90 in Osaka Japan.