Art / ACCAD Alum Wins Oscar for Technical Achievement

January 17, 2018

OSU Alumnus, Matthew Derksen (MFA Art, 2004) was awarded an Oscar in Technical Achievement by the Academy Awards. Matt and 2 colleagues from Rhythm and Hues received the award for implementation of the Rhythm & Hues Construction Kit rigging system. This toolset provides a novel approach to character rigging that features topological independence, continuously editable rigs and deformation workflows with shape-preserving surface relaxation, enabling fifteen years of improvements to production efficiency and animation quality. See full article.