Dane Webster - SOVA
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Associate Professor, Animation & 3D Modeling / Area Coordinator


Office: 350 Henderson Hall

Phone: 540-231-2952

Email: webster@vt.edu

Website: www.danewebster.com


M.F.A., Washington State University

Creative Scholarship and Research:

Prof. Webster’s research is focused on the use of 3d computer animation software (MAYA, MODO, ZBrush, Unity3d, and After Effects) as a tool of visualization and art. The majority of his work has been focused on the creation of animated short films. His newest film “With Delicate Risk” has been screened at many national and international film festivals, including the Brooklyn International Film Festival, where “With Delicate Risk” was 1 of 102 films selected from over 2000 submission from 79 countries. His previous films, “Idea Development”, “A Sixty Second Tragedy”, and “Up, Up, and Away” have also been exhibited widely. Recently Prof. Webster has started exploring the use of 3d gaming engines as part of his research. In November 2008, his interactive piece “Always Uncoupled” was part of a group exhibition for the grand opening of the new Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke Virginia.