I am a researcher at Adobe, working on 2D vector graphics, stereoscopic 3D, stylization, and non-photorealistic rendering (NPR). I received my B.S. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1979 and my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1987, where my advisor was Brian Reid. My thesis was in the area of 2D vector graphics editing, but my most noteworthy accomplishment was writing the first version of the software that eventually became the X Window System. After Stanford I worked for three years at Digital Equipment Corporation, where I became the chief architect for the Xt Toolkit for the X Window System.
I joined Adobe in 1990 and worked on the Display PostScript System and Unix applications for 5 years. I then joined the Adobe Illustrator team for versions 7, 8, and 9, acting as engineering lead for version 9. In 2001 I joined the graphics group in Adobe's Advanced Technology Labs, under the leadership of Martin Newell. I am now a member of the Procedural Imaging Group, led by Radomír Měch, which is part of the Imagination Lab, led by Gavin Miller. Among the features I have contributed to Illustrator are brushes (version 8), graphic styles (9), Scribble (CS), Live Paint (CS2), variable-width strokes (CS5), and gradient strokes (CS6). I also contributed Scribble and Puppet to After Effects (versions 6 and CS3). In 2011 and 2012 I was co-chair of the annual symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering (NPAR).
When not working, I enjoy riding roller coasters (more than 500 different coasters in 12 countries), collecting art toys, challenge square dancing, and studying Japanese.
Asente, P., Grimm, C. (Jun 04, 2012)
Northam, L., Asente, P., Kaplan, C. 2012 (Jun 04, 2012)
NPAR 2012 – Proceedings of the ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
AlMeraj, Z., Kaplan, C., Asente, P., and Lank, E. 2011 (Aug 05, 2011)
NPAR 2011 – Proceedings of the ACM/Eurographics Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering
Collomosse, J., Asente, P., Spencer, S (Aug 05, 2011)
Asente, P. 2010 (Jun 07, 2010)
SBIM 2010 - Eurographics Symposium on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling
Asente, P., Schuster, M. and Pettit, T. 2007 (Aug 13, 2007)
ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH). 26(3), 30:1-30: 10
Asente, P., Converse, D., Swick, R. (Jun 01, 1998)
Digital Press, 1998
Rosenberg, J., Asente, P., Linton, M., Palay, A. 1990 (Oct 03, 1990)
UIST 1990 – Proceedings of the 3rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Asente, P., Swick, R., McCormack, J. (Sep 01, 1990)
Digital Press, 1990