Jim's Graphics Pages
After spending many years as a Unix Sys. Admin., in 1995, after getting
my Masters in Comp. Sci. at George Washington University, I went into
Computer Graphics. This page shows off a bit of my graphics work.
My current day job is at NASA Goddard Space Flight center, in the
Scientific Visualization Studio. We
do lots of animations here, mostly in Maya/Renderman and Lightwave.
Over the years
I've done a few that I like quite a bit and I've put them up here for
all to enjoy. I'd put up more, but I'm up against my storage limit for
I've done a little bit of work that was used on stage. Some examples
This is a collection of my renderings of Larry Niven's Ringworld. I did
these starting in 1995, as a project for a class. Over the years I've
tinkered with them from time to time. The Ringworld is a challenging
subject for rendering, but that just makes it fun!
All of my Ringworld stuff was done with Larry Gritz's excellent Renderman based
Blue Moon Rendering Tools. Sadly, these tools are no longer available.
A Note on Gamma Correction
All of my images here assume that your display is gamma corrected. If it
isn't, the images will appear too dark. This is especially noticeable in
the star fields. You can try turning up the brightness and/or contrast
on your monitor, or better yet, find an image viewing program that
knows about gamma. The JPEG compression also does a number on the