Tripping Over the Ottoman

by Chris Adamson

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This is one of those blogs that's just a glorified link to another story. I tried wrapping it with some framing devices — that powerful CG tools have become easy enough, or that we tend to branch out later in life so why shouldn't a 79-year-old actor want to be a computer animator too — but they do nothing to enhance the novelty of Jim Hill's article.

So here you have it: Jim writes about his trip to SIGGRAPH, where he discovered that actor Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, etc.) is a self-taught and apparently rather accomplished computer animator, and has been into it since he bought an Amiga years ago.

Kinda neat, huh?