Tim Wilbers

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Office of the Dean, Visual Arts

Profile

Tim Wilbers has been teaching at the University of Dayton since 1983, covering all levels from introductory courses to senior capstone courses primarily in the Photography area of the Department of Visual Arts.

He has been an academic advisor starting in 1980 and has continued departmental advising until July 2007 when he became attached to the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences as an Assistant Dean. He continues as an Associate Professor within the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Dayton.

Tim has a Bachelor of Art Education degree from The Ohio State University with a major in Art Education, a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University, also with a major in Art Education, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a major in Photography.

His current areas of expertise are in digital imaging and 3-dimensional computer modeling and animation. He began working with digital imaging in 1986 and 3D computer modeling and animation on a professional basis in 1988. He started teaching digital imaging and photography courses in 1988, offering courses in 3D and developing a program for digital artists in 1992. Current activities include teaching three sequential courses in 3D and two in digital photography. He has been a forum assistant and moderator for Autodesk's 3ds max Discussion Web-Board since early 2003.

Faculty Perspective

I have always conceived in 3-dimension even as a young child building elaborate cardboard structures. 3D computer graphics simply seemed to be a natural progression in my development of visual exploration.

Courses Taught

  • VAR 345: Computer Modeling and Animation I
  • VAR 440: Computer Modeling and Animation II
  • VAR 445: Computer Modeling and Animation III

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts with a Major in Photography, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), 1981
  • Master of Arts with a Major in Art Education, The Ohio State University, 1974
  • Bachelor of Art Education, The Ohio State University, 1972

Professional Activities

  • Member ACM SIGGRAPH

Research Interests

3D computer graphics

Selected Publications

Article and web-page illustration: "Technology Review: Autodesk 3ds Max 9," by Mike de la Flor, Studio Monthly, Access Intelligence LLC, 2007.

Technical Editor: 3ds max 8 Fundamentals, by Ted Boardman, ISBN 0-321-41253-2, 398 pages, 2006.

Technical Editor: 3ds max 7 Fundamentals, by Ted Boardman, ISBN 0-321-32138-3, 544 pages, 2005.

Technical Editor: 3ds max 6 Fundamentals, by Ted Boardman, ISBN 0-7357-1385-5, 2004.