Dr Marc Regis Hannah: The man who created 3D video format

Dr Marc Regis Hannah: The man who created 3D video format

- Dr Marc Regis Hannah is recognised as the man who worked toward the creation of 3D effects in movies

- He started a company with six others and their work resulted in the creation of the 3D effect used by movie producers

- His creation has been used by movie producers such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Dr Marc Regis Hannah who was an electrical engineer with a focus in computer graphics, is recognized as the man who introduced 3D graphics into the world.

Dr. Hannah was born on October 13, 1956 and at an early age, excelled in math and science.

During Hannah’s time at Stanford, he teamed up with Professor Jim Clark to work on 3D graphics.

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Together with five others, they formed the Silicon Graphics, Inc. at Mountain View, California.

Silicon Graphics, Inc soon attracted over $30 million from venture capitalists as a result of Clark’s creation of the “Geometry Engine.”

Per a report by Face2faceafrica.com, it allowed a users of computers to easily view an image from several angles.

YEN.com.gh understands that Silicon Graphics, Inc. soon after, grew into an entertainment industry powerhouse, and its technology was used in movies produced by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

In other news, a rare medical condition her child suffered at birth compelled Crystal Chigbu to come up with a project to assist children with disabilities.

Her daughter, born in 2009, suffered from tibial hemimelia, which results in missing or shortened tibia or shinbone.

Chigbu’s daughter’s right leg was set for amputation and this caused her mother a lot of pain.

She revealed that she cried a lot and wondered what she would tell people and how her daughter would go to school.

Together with her husband, they visited other hospitals to try alternatives as they were hesitant about the amputation.

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