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  Dicovery Day 2010 at the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science: Interactive Texas Dinosaurs!
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  Discovery Day 2010 Exhibitors: Jennie Swensen, Kristin Yang, Amanda Tomasikiewicz, Sangeun Cha, Alexandra Gordon  
  The Biomedical Communications Graduate Program was invited to participate in the Discover Fine Arts event at the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science held on August 14, 2010. Our second-year students built interactive dinosaurs of Texas that visitors of all ages could control and bring to life from workstations set up in the museum. A short video, "Making of the Dinosaurs", created by Amanda Tomasikiewicz, was also shown. Under faculty supervision of Kenneth Coulter, the students developed dinosaur models using a limited polygon count, detailed the model surfaces and painted the UV coordinates, developed a sophisticated articulating skeletal structure, created advanced animation control interfaces and animated unique sequences to give life to their dinosaurs. All animation sequences were then programmed to respond according to custom interactive controls.  
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