Quotes“Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”
― Walt Disney
“The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard. The worst thing a kid can say about a game is it's too easy.”
― Henry Jenkins
Computer Animation and Game Development
Formerly known as Applied Computer Graphics
The Synergy of Art and TechnologyComputer Animation and Game Development- California State University, Chico
Our award winning team develops dynamic visual media. We have the creativity, talent, and skills to produce vibrant animations, films, web pages, video games and more to meet a variety of needs.
- Computer Animation
- 3-D Modeling
- Concept Art
- Special Effects
- Video Game Design and Development
- Motion Capture
We create fanciful works, reconstructions of historic monuments, landscape vistas, conceptual scenes, function expositions, and more.
Applied Computer Graphics and its students have won many awards for animation, design, and video games. Most prestigious is the Telly Award we received last summer for our animation for the National Science Foundation funded PBS documentary 400 Years of the Telescope from the Emmy Award winning Interstellar Studios.
Telly Award Winner 400 Years of the Telescope
Excerpts from 400 Years of the Telescope showing examples of the award winning animation work. The sample video has been compressed for web viewing. The following images are captured from this video.
In the opening of 400 Years of the Telescope we reconstructed Stonehenge, created the celestial crystal sphere and constellations, and modeled the solar system and galaxy all of which was put into motion with special effects to capture the audiences’ attention.
In the documentary, we produced instructive models and animations detailing basic and advanced telescope function, astronomical models and animations, and conceptual diagrams and animations.
Our talented instructors and students can produce a variety of media products utilizing professional teams sized based on need (from a few to over fifty students and staff) to produce outstanding work in a timely manner.