Emerge: Highlights from the Arts at Northern

The School of Art & Design and the Marquette Arts and Culture Center are pleased to announce; EMERGE: Highlights from the Arts at Northern. This juried exhibition will provide exposure for Art and Design students making high quality, gallery-ready artworks. Members of the faculty will review artwork from students in any concentration, and select accomplished works that fit the unique space at the Arts and Culture Center. The exhibition will install March 7th, the Monday after Spring Break, with a closing reception on Thursday March 31st.

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Entries are due by Friday, January 29th at 11:45 PM.
Students will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, February 8th.


Computer Art Program Adds Motion Capture

The School of Art and Design Computer Art program has added motion capture to its curriculum. A Shadow motion capture suit and workstation will allow students to capture the motion of live actors and then use that captured motion within animation. Motion capture can speed the production of “realistic” animation considerably by providing a base for animators to work from — the animation process jumps straight to adjusting and nuancing the motion capture rather than animating everything from scratch.

The motion capture suit uses the same technologies as the motion capture suits used on many Hollywood production sets. The suit is designed to be worn by various sized actors and can capture motion wirelessly from over fifty feet away. The range of the suit makes it quite versatile, capturing simple motions like walking or standing but also capturing larger motions like sports activities.