Case Studies of Computer-generated Films

  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


The film Dream Flight, directed by both authors and Philippe Bergeron, was the first widely known fictional 3D animated film made using a computer. The film was a great success: it won the first prize at the Computer Graphics ’82 Film Festival in London, and several other awards including Murcia Festival, Columbus Festival, and Yorkton festival. Dream Flight was also selected in traditional animation festivals like “Journées d’Animation d’Annecy”, “Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal,” and the TV Festival in Caracas. Dream Flight was shown (in whole or in part) on various TV channels in Canada, USA, France, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


Synthetic Actor Local Transformation Human Rejection Film Festival Movement Procedure 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokoyo 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.MIRALab, CUIUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Computer Graphics LabSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland

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