Disney and Pixar

Today we had a guest lecture on the animation behind Disney and Pixar. Helen Haswell is a PhD candidate from Queen’s University (boo), her PhD itself is in Disney animation.

I liked her insight into the use of animals or inanimate objects as characters, as opposed to humans. In the beginning they didn’t have the software that could cope with texturising human skin or hair, so it looked clumpy and false. For example, the Pixar short ‘Tin Toy” shows smooth toys, lighting accurate and of equal textures. Then there’s the baby. Well the video speaks for itself really.

Pixar’s “Tin Toy” featuring the Demonic Baby.

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