The good news is that MCAP01 is rapidly approaching the end of production. The bad news is that we truly need new student animators. Why? Well, many of our shining lights will shortly be graduating, moving on to the next phase in their careers. And we need to replace them to maintain our momentum.
So, if you are interested in being part of something massive, drop us (or me, firstname.lastname@example.org) a line and we’ll see where your talents can be best utilized.
MCAP01, our first project, is getting ready to begin its animation phase, where students work on producing all of the shots needed for the story. If you’re a student, with skills in animation, and would like to participate, visit the MCAP sign-up page by clicking on the link above and … well … sign-up!
Our poster, Massive Collaborative Animation Projects, was accepted for the 16th International Conference of Asia Digital Art and Design (ADADA2018) which will be held 22-24 November 2018 at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
Upwards and onward!
Thanks to the students at the National Taiwan University of Arts, under the mentoring of Dr. Wei-Chung Chang, for these fabulous models. Can’t wait to see them rigged and in-motion.
The annual SIGGRAPH conference is rapidly approaching, and MCAP will have a presence at the conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 12 thru 16, via multiply venues.
First, we will once again be sponsoring a Birds-of-a-Feather session on Monday, August 13, from 10:30am to 12pm. During this session you can discover not only what we’ve accomplished so far, but more importantly our plans for the future. And we’re always looking for more students, faculty and schools to join us.
Next, MCAP will be presenting a Talk on Tuesday, August 13, in a Educators’ Forum session from 3:45 to 5:15pm. Here we will present how MCAP started and how it is managed. And, very importantly, how it can affect your curricula design pedagogically.
Lastly, the Steering Committee is tickled pink with the fact that our student Project Managers were able to have a poster submission accepted. Poster sessions are from 12:15 to 1:15pm, Monday thru Wednesday, during which you can visit their poster and talk with them about their work.
Bottom line, MCAP is GROWING, but we’re nowhere near the size we want to be. We need students and faculty for ALL aspects of an animation production pipeline. We have two projects underway, and a third will have its kick-off at Vancouver.
So join us, and be part of something massive!
The Center for Collaborative Arts & Media at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA) is wrapping up a major renovation and rebranding project. Students from Yale, under the guidance of Professor Johannes DeYoung, have made a major impact on the progress of MCAP Project No. 1. The animatic they put together shows just how much undergraduate students are truly capable of.
Follow the link below to find out more about their Center.
Yale Center for Collaborative Arts & Media
Welcome to the Massive Collaborative Animation Projects (aka MCAP) website!
MCAP is an on-going initiative to bring undergraduate students worldwide together to create short computer animations. By offering a framework for the creation of computer animations, students can utilize their talents far beyond their respective curricula. They can be part of something massive!