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Science of light diffusion brings Gollum and other digital characters to life

By PBS Newshour
Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:28 EDT
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Screen shot of Gollum from Lord of the Rings
 
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Watch Visual Effects artist Joe Letteri explain how the science of light diffusion made digital characters more realistic. It was near midnight in the winter of 1998 when computer graphics researcher Henrik Jensen made a discovery about light. While playing with a laser pointer, he…

 
 
 
 
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