Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) developed a new toll-road information service system. We can get the real-time latest toll-road information connecting ABC with Hanshin Expressway Public Corporation and display estimated travel times and traffic jam distances graphically using a Macintosh. The information is sent on the ethernet and it is easy to access the toll-road information by just connecting a computer with a network.
Film production derived from a newly developmented system that can effectively vizialize computer graphics images of the human body movement. This system, originally for medical rehabilitation usage, was applied to CG production by rearranging the 3-dimentional data catched from the optical movement analysis system into a format applicable for 3-D animation production. The idea of using an accomplished system enabled the development of a new effecient system in a different world with little cost and time. By effectively combining this system with our magnetic motion capture system, a film production with CG technique that can smoothly picturize any sort of movement was made possible.
We created many Computer Generated Images for 2-hours drama, RAMPO -mysterious women- in last year ('94). In this paper, allow me to introduce making of Computer Generated Images and special effects for this drama. We have tried to creat effect by Motion Control Camera and Matte Painting by Hollywood's sfx in addition to CGI. Digital images were rare for Japanese TV dramas, but recently, they show an increase trend.