Awards & Winners

Richard Shoup

Richard Shoup is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur who is mainly known from his pioneering work on computer graphics and animation. He is from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, but currently resides in San Jose, California. In 1973, while working as one of the first employees at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he built SuperPaint, one of the first image editing programs. He worked closely with Pixar cofounder Alvy Ray Smith on this. In 1979, he co-founded Aurora Systems, a now-defunct company that was an early producer of digital animation hardware and software. He is currently an associate at the Boundary Institute for the Study of Foundations, a non-profit organisation that is involved in research into physical sciences and parapsychology.

Awards by Richard Shoup

Check all the awards nominated and won by Richard Shoup.


Academy Scientific and Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering award)
(For their pioneering efforts in the development of digital paint systems used in motion picture production.)


Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical/Engineering Development
(For his concept and development of the first electronic graphic creative system which has led to the importance of videographics in television today)