Project Management

Advanced Micro Devices Case Study: Jim Henson's Creature Shop

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Executive Summary

The Jim Henson Company has a long history of bringing puppets to life. It needed to create technology that allows a non-technical performer to "puppeteer" a computer graphics character. To meet that design challenge required the "Imagineering" of a technological marvel running on customized software. Jim Henson Creature Shop has employed computer technology to develop the Henson Digital Performance Studio (HDPS), powered by AMD Athlon processors, a cutting-edge workstation which allows puppeteers to control computer-generated versions of the Muppets and other characters.

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