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Icing on the Cake

Tuesday, 26 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E

HairCraft: Spells and Incantations for Digital Hair

Photoreal creatures for "Warcraft" and "The Revenant" required new tools and workflows for creating and adding dynamics to digital hair. ILM presents a hybrid procedural/digital sculpt approach to CGI hair.

Stephen Bowline
Industrial Light & Magic

Andrew Johnson
Industrial Light & Magic

Ryan Gillis
Industrial Light & Magic

Artist-Friendly Level-of-Detail in a Fur-filled World

Creating a city filled with furry animals in "Zootopia" required new approaches to level-of-detail in Walt Disney Animation's in-house primitive generator, XGen. The team updated the underlying algorithm and user interface, and developed a wedging tool to visually tune characters and environment LOD for optimal efficiency.

Kendall Litaker
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Sean Palmer
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Pyramid Coordinates for Deformation With Collision Handling

Pyramid coordinates are used in deforming models for character animation. This paper presents a formulation of pyramid-coordinate reconstruction in the projective-dynamics framework. The approach allows artistically driven deformations to work in concert with other deformations and simulated dynamic effects.

Wei-Chin Lin
Oriental DreamWorks

Nafees Bin Zafar
Oriental DreamWorks

Edwin Ng
Oriental DreamWorks

Jun Zhou
Oriental DreamWorks

Flesh, Flab, and Fascia Simulation on Zootopia

The latest flesh simulation techniques developed for the anthropormorphic animals of Disney's "Zootopia". The unique challenge was to couple the rich motion that can only be achieved by simulation with the stylized aesthetics of animation.

Andy Milne
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Mark McLaughlin
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Rasmus Tamstorf
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Alexey Stomakhin
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Nicholas Burkard
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Mitch Counsell
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Jesus Canal
Walt Disney Animation Studios

David Komorowski
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Evan Goldberg
Walt Disney Animation Studios