Alvy Ray Smith III (born September 8, 1943) is an American computer scientist who co-founded Lucasfilm's Computer Division and Pixar, participating in the 1980s and 1990s expansion of computer animation into feature film.
- September 8, 1943 (age 79), Mineral Wells, Texas
- New Mexico State University (B.S.E.E., 1965), Stanford University (M.S., 1966, Ph.D., 1970)
- Alison Gopnik (2010–present)
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Aug 31, 2021 · Alvy Ray Smith, who cofounded Pixar, was a leading figure in the early days of digital cinema. He's written a new book, The Biography of a Pixel, that traces the ideas and science that led to...
Oct 27, 2021 · The computer scientist Alvy Ray Smith cofounded both Lucasfilm’s computer graphics division and Pixar Animation Studios. For those achievements alone, he is one of the most important...
Aug 2, 2021 · Smith’s own story, though only one slice of the book, is pretty momentous itself. As an electrical engineering student at New Mexico State University, he generated his first digital image in...
Apr 18, 2022 · Smith, who will receive a Doctor of Science, is an original member of the Computer Graphics Lab at New York Tech founded in the 1970s, and where in 1976 he developed the eight-bit paint system to ease computer animation. He is now returning to campus and will be honored before an expected audience of several thousand graduates, family, and friends.
Alvy Ray Smith: I have published two scholarly genealogy books in print, and several learned journal articles. But I’ve been concentrating for the past decade or so on electronic publication, which can be changed as evidence comes in, and which can be highly hyperlinked for ease of access.