Jim Kent

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1960 –

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Who is Jim Kent?

William James (Jim) Kent (born February 10, 1960) is an American research scientist and computer programmer. He has been a contributor to genome database projects and the 2003 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics). Kent was born in Hawaii and grew up in San Francisco, California, United States. Kent began his programming career in 1983 with Island Graphics Inc. where he wrote the Aegis Animator program for the Amiga home computer. This program combined polygon tweening in 3D with simple 2D cel-based animation. In 1985 he founded and ran a software company, Dancing Flame, which adapted the Aegis Animator to the Atari ST, and created Cyber Paint for that machine. Cyber Paint was a 2D animation program that brought together a wide variety of animation and paint functionality and the delta-compressed animation format developed for CAD-3D. The user could move freely between animation frames and paint arbitrarily, or utilize various animation tools for automatic tweening...

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Born
Feb 10, 1960
Hawaii
Also known as
  • William James Kent
  • W. James Kent
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
Employment
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Island Graphics
    (1983 - )
Lived in
  • San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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