Reconstructive Simulation

Come and Join Animator Christy Spangler of the  National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), at the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH April 16th ,2013  at 7:00 p.m.

This presentation will cover some of the animations and graphics they have developed for the transportation modes they investigate which include aviation, rail, highway, and marine and discuss the different styles and methods used to present the accident data so that the audience can visualize and better understand the events leading up to the accident, the probable cause and the identification of safety issues.

Christy Spangler is an interdisciplinary 2D and 3D Visual Communicator who specializes in Technical and Engineering subject matter.

NTSB's Christy Spangler, Engineering Graphics Specialist
Christy Spangler takes measurements of components from an undamaged copy of a battery similar to the one involved in the Japan Airlines 787 fire in Boston's Logan Airport currently under investigation.

Employed at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2002, Ms. Spangler is responsible for designing engineering, promotional and multimedia graphics. In 2004, she was involved in the development of the NTSB Animation Laboratory and currently serves as an Engineering Graphics Specialist responsible for developing accident reconstruction animations. Ms. Spangler has presented her work at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in the Dailies! (2010); and the Poster Presentation (2008, 2004).Ms. Spangler attended Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL and earned a BFA degree in Visual Communications (1991) and later attended East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN and earned a MS degree in Engineering Design Graphics (2001).

Building on her foundation of fine arts and photography, her experience and career has expanded to encompass graphic design, motion graphics, 3D animation and video production. Ms. Spangler has worked in the print industry, for non-profits, a medical college and the federal government. With her diverse background, she has been able to design,produce and deliver visual packages that range from animation and motion graphics to graphic design, website development, posters and handouts for public and private events and purposes. Ms. Spangler enjoys creative projects that allow her to experiment and expand her knowledge in techniques and media.

We will be accepting new members at this meeting.

We are using the FAU Downtown Campus Computer Graphics Laboratory Studio ( also known as the former Center for Electronic Communication). Given that this is in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district we might as well take advantage of nearby venues for social networking after the show.

Bring your Business Cards and see you there!

WHEN: 16th April 2013 from 7-9PM
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University 220 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 921 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Click here for directions

Parking is available along meters or in the City Parking facility across the street, slightly north.
// This is also the last time we will hold an event at this venue after over 20 years  of meetings for this chapter due to relocation of the Facility.  Don’t miss it!  As we reflect and say good bye to the Studio one last time.//

——–backround on

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal government agency charged with determining the probable cause of transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety. The improvement of safety to the nation’s transportation system requires prompt, thorough, and valid investigations of accidents, incidents, and other anomalies in order to identify issues, determine the probable cause and recommend improvements. A large volume of highly complex and diverse data can frequently obscure the relationships between vehicle performance, human operator inputs, and the traffic systems. Investigators must piece together and integrate these data to understand the causes and contributing factors of the accident and then explain these facts to policy makers and the general public to promote the safety recommendations in order to improve transportation safety.
The NTSB will often integrate the accident data into 3D animations to reconstruct and illustrate accident sequences so that the audience can visualize and better understand the events leading up to the accident, the probable cause and the identification of safety issues. These animations factually and faithfully present the accident sequence based on measured, recorded, and calculated data.

 

For more information about the NTSB, please visit

http://www.ntsb.gov/index.html

To view NTSB animations, please visit

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/animations.htmlCome and Join Animator Christy Spangler of the  National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), at the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH April 16th ,2013  at 7:00 p.m.

This presentation will cover some of the animations and graphics they have developed for the transportation modes they investigate which include aviation, rail, highway, and marine and discuss the different styles and methods used to present the accident data so that the audience can visualize and better understand the events leading up to the accident, the probable cause and the identification of safety issues.

Christy Spangler is an interdisciplinary 2D and 3D Visual Communicator who specializes in Technical and Engineering subject matter.

 

NTSB's Christy Spangler, Engineering Graphics Specialist
Christy Spangler takes measurements of components from an undamaged copy of a battery similar to the one involved in the Japan Airlines 787 fire in Boston’s Logan Airport currently under investigation.

Employed at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2002, Ms. Spangler is responsible for designing engineering, promotional and multimedia graphics. In 2004, she was involved in the development of the NTSB Animation Laboratory and currently serves as an Engineering Graphics Specialist responsible for developing accident reconstruction animations. Ms. Spangler has presented her work at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in the Dailies! (2010); and the Poster Presentation (2008, 2004).Ms. Spangler attended Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL and earned a BFA degree in Visual Communications (1991) and later attended East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN and earned a MS degree in Engineering Design Graphics (2001).

Building on her foundation of fine arts and photography, her experience and career has expanded to encompass graphic design, motion graphics, 3D animation and video production. Ms. Spangler has worked in the print industry, for non-profits, a medical college and the federal government. With her diverse background, she has been able to design,produce and deliver visual packages that range from animation and motion graphics to graphic design, website development, posters and handouts for public and private events and purposes. Ms. Spangler enjoys creative projects that allow her to experiment and expand her knowledge in techniques and media.

We will be accepting new members at this meeting.

We are using the FAU Downtown Campus Computer Graphics Laboratory Studio ( also known as the former Center for Electronic Communication). Given that this is in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district we might as well take advantage of nearby venues for social networking after the show.

Bring your Business Cards and see you there!

WHEN: 16th April 2013 from 7-9PM
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University 220 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 921 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Click here for directions

Parking is available along meters or in the City Parking facility across the street, slightly north.
// This is also the last time we will hold an event at this venue after over 20 years  of meetings for this chapter due to relocation of the Facility.  Don’t miss it!  As we reflect and say good bye to the Studio one last time.//

——–backround on

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal government agency charged with determining the probable cause of transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety. The improvement of safety to the nation’s transportation system requires prompt, thorough, and valid investigations of accidents, incidents, and other anomalies in order to identify issues, determine the probable cause and recommend improvements. A large volume of highly complex and diverse data can frequently obscure the relationships between vehicle performance, human operator inputs, and the traffic systems. Investigators must piece together and integrate these data to understand the causes and contributing factors of the accident and then explain these facts to policy makers and the general public to promote the safety recommendations in order to improve transportation safety.
The NTSB will often integrate the accident data into 3D animations to reconstruct and illustrate accident sequences so that the audience can visualize and better understand the events leading up to the accident, the probable cause and the identification of safety issues. These animations factually and faithfully present the accident sequence based on measured, recorded, and calculated data.

For more information about the NTSB, please visit

http://www.ntsb.gov/index.html

To view NTSB animations, please visit

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/animations.htmlCome and Join Animator Christy Spangler of the  National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), at the Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH April 16th ,2013  at 7:00 p.m.

This presentation will cover some of the animations and graphics they have developed for the transportation modes they investigate which include aviation, rail, highway, and marine and discuss the different styles and methods used to present the accident data so that the audience can visualize and better understand the events leading up to the accident, the probable cause and the identification of safety issues.

Christy Spangler is an interdisciplinary 2D and 3D Visual Communicator who specializes in Technical and Engineering subject matter.

NTSB's Christy Spangler, Engineering Graphics Specialist
Christy Spangler takes measurements of components from an undamaged copy of a battery similar to the one involved in the Japan Airlines 787 fire in Boston's Logan Airport currently under investigation.

Employed at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in 2002, Ms. Spangler is responsible for designing engineering, promotional and multimedia graphics. In 2004, she was involved in the development of the NTSB Animation Laboratory and currently serves as an Engineering Graphics Specialist responsible for developing accident reconstruction animations. Ms. Spangler has presented her work at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in the Dailies! (2010); and the Poster Presentation (2008, 2004).Ms. Spangler attended Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL and earned a BFA degree in Visual Communications (1991) and later attended East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN and earned a MS degree in Engineering Design Graphics (2001).

Building on her foundation of fine arts and photography, her experience and career has expanded to encompass graphic design, motion graphics, 3D animation and video production. Ms. Spangler has worked in the print industry, for non-profits, a medical college and the federal government. With her diverse background, she has been able to design,produce and deliver visual packages that range from animation and motion graphics to graphic design, website development, posters and handouts for public and private events and purposes. Ms. Spangler enjoys creative projects that allow her to experiment and expand her knowledge in techniques and media.

We will be accepting new members at this meeting.

We are using the FAU Downtown Campus Computer Graphics Laboratory Studio ( also known as the former Center for Electronic Communication). Given that this is in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district we might as well take advantage of nearby venues for social networking after the show.

Bring your Business Cards and see you there!

WHEN: 16th April 2013 from 7-9PM
WHERE: Florida Atlantic University 220 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 921 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Click here for directions

Parking is available along meters or in the City Parking facility across the street, slightly north.
// This is also the last time we will hold an event at this venue after over 20 years  of meetings for this chapter due to relocation of the Facility.  Don’t miss it!  As we reflect and say good bye to the Studio one last time.//

——–backround on

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal government agency charged with determining the probable cause of transportation accidents and promoting transportation safety. The improvement of safety to the nation’s transportation system requires prompt, thorough, and valid investigations of accidents, incidents, and other anomalies in order to identify issues, determine the probable cause and recommend improvements. A large volume of highly complex and diverse data can frequently obscure the relationships between vehicle performance, human operator inputs, and the traffic systems. Investigators must piece together and integrate these data to understand the causes and contributing factors of the accident and then explain these facts to policy makers and the general public to promote the safety recommendations in order to improve transportation safety.
The NTSB will often integrate the accident data into 3D animations to reconstruct and illustrate accident sequences so that the audience can visualize and better understand the events leading up to the accident, the probable cause and the identification of safety issues. These animations factually and faithfully present the accident sequence based on measured, recorded, and calculated data.

 

For more information about the NTSB, please visit

http://www.ntsb.gov/index.html

To view NTSB animations, please visit

http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/animations.html