Papers by Michael O'Brien

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Creating a Planet and Clouds Lightyears Away

Laura Murphy, Joshua Jenny, Michael O'Brien, Colin Thompson
May 2022

For Lightyear, Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear's exploits take him on a journey around the planet, T'Kani Prime and its neighboring star. In order to create realistic planets as seen from his star ship, we built a new workflow for creating procedural planet terrains and volumetric clouds as seen from space. ... more

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Siggraph Talk 2022