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December 04, 2019
Computer science professors at BYU developed a method to quickly resize 4D animations of fluids without having to completely re-simulate the entire sequence.
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By Sara Jane Aubrey
October 17, 2019
BYU’s highly esteemed Center for Animation became even more reputable when the short film “Grendel,” directed and produced by BYU animation students, recently won the Center its sixth Student Academy Award.
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October 03, 2018
It’s a good year for BYU’s Center for Animation: in May BYU animation students won E3’s College Game Competition, and now BYU tops the Animation Career Review’s ranking of animation schools with Bachelor of Science programs.
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November 30, 2016
Along with their longheld success with animated shorts, BYU animation students continue to venture more into the world of video games and found some mass appeal with their latest project.

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June 09, 2016
The BYU Center for Animation has a history of earning accolades for its student-created animated short films each year. 2016 has been no different.

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April 26, 2015
Another year, another Student Emmy for the BYU Center for Animation. This year's film, Ram's Horn, explored a new animation style with a Wile E. Coyote feel.

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November 11, 2014
Chris Buck, director of Frozen, spent some time on campus addressing BYU animation students and "handing the torch over."

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April 25, 2013
The BYU Center for Animation has produced another 'student Emmy' winner. Take a look at Estefan, the world's greatest hairdresser, and the students who brought him to life.

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January 30, 2012
President Cecil O. Samuelson has approved the move of the Center for Animation from the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology to the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

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April 10, 2011
BYU Center for Animation film DreamGiver won an animation "student Emmy" over the weekend. DreamGiver tells a story that seamlessly incorporates computer animation and traditional animation.

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December 13, 2010
A two-and-a-half minute animation by BYU visual arts professor Ryan Woodward has gone viral, logging more than 1 million page views between Vimeo and YouTube. The piece was created in collaboration with dance instructor Kori Wakamatsu.

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March 16, 2009
The Brigham Young University Center for Animation extended its award-winning tradition by earning two "Student Emmys" this year.

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October 30, 2008
Fans of BYU's Center for Animation voted its latest short film to victory in the Viewers' Choice category of Nicktoons Network's annual animation festival. Festival judges also awarded "Pajama Gladiator" their Producers' Award.

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March 12, 2007
The latest animated short film from Brigham Young University’s animation program will be awarded a College Television Award (also known as a “student Emmy”) later in March at the Academy of Television Arts Sciences Foundation gala in Los Angeles.

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October 30, 2005
R. Brent Adams, industrial design and animation professor at Brigham Young University, will discuss “What’s BYU Doing Making Cartoons?” at a Harold B. Lee Library’s House of Learning Lecture Thursday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. in the library auditorium on the first level.

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February 16, 2005
For the second year in a row, Brigham Young University's animation program has won a "student Emmy"-- two, in fact. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the non-profit, educational arm of the organization that awards the Emmy, announced BYU's student-produced short films "Faux Paw: Adventures in the Internet" and "PetShop" as winners in separate animation categories.

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December 12, 2004
Students from Brigham Young University's award-winning animation department have finished their new computer-animated short film "PetShop." Plans are underway to submit the film to animation festivals around the world, and some students involved in its creation have already received jobs as a result of their work.

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March 24, 2004
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation, the non-profit, educational arm of the organization that awards the Emmy, will present Brigham Young University with a first-place College Television Award for "Lemmings," a digitally animated short film produced by students.

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