Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

Wild Rides (Studio Talks)

Wild Rides (Studio Talks)

Tuesday, 7 August 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 153BC
Session Chair: Kim Voigt, Temple University

Magic Beanstalk Ride in "Puss In Boots"

This talk presents the creative and technical challenges of developing the custom toolset used to grow the giant magic beanstalk in "Puss In Boots".

Amaury Aubel
DreamWorks Animation SKG

Nikita Pavlov
DreamWorks Animation SKG

Andrew Pearce
DreamWorks Animation SKG

Conquering the Seas of "Ice Age: Continental Drift "

For the movie "Ice Age: Continental Drift", Blue Sky Studios developed a workflow for creating realistic-looking ocean surfaces that were easy to handle from real-time previsualization to the animation stages. The process focused on portability between various software and the memory-constrained process of lighting and rendering.

Mark Adams
Blue Sky Studios

Joan Cabot
Blue Sky Studios

Bryan Useo
Blue Sky Studios

Matthew Roach
Blue Sky Studios

David Quirus
Blue Sky Studios

River Running Through It

For "Brave", Pixar created a naturalistic river in Scotland with key story moments revolving around a waterfall and a calm play area over the course of 35 shots.

Michael O'Brien
Pixar Animation Studios

Dave Hale
Pixar Animation Studios

Allen Hemberger
Pixar Animation Studios

Matthew Wong
Pixar Animation Studios