David Xu, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Animation
Why I Teach at Regent
His academic philosophy is to achieve an integration of relationships with the Christian faith, both in his teaching and across the educational field. This objective is successfully achieved through love of the profession and of the students.
Professor David Xu is an associate professor at Regent University, College of Arts & Sciences, specializing in computer 3D animation and movie special effects.
Professor Xu got MFA Computer Graphics in 3D Animation from Pratt Institute in NY. He has served as a senior 3D animator in Sega, Japan; a senior CG special effector in Pacific Digital Image Inc., Hollywood; and as a professor of animation in several colleges and universities where he developed the 3D animation program and curriculum. He has been a committee member of the computer graphics organization Siggraph Electronic Theater, where he was recognized with an award for his work . His special effect production and 3D animation credits include the movies Matrix and Star Trek, and television commercials for 7UP and AllState. In 2011, he published the book Mastering Maya: The Special Effects Handbook invited by Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House.