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If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

Wet and Wild

3D World

3D Artist

Monday, 31 July, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Room 150/151

The Ocean and Water Pipeline of Disney's "Moana": The Line Where the Sky Meets the Sea

Disney's "Moana" was the largest and most complex water project ever attempted at Walt Disney Animation Studios, with over 900 shots requiring ocean interaction. The production team developed a lightweight implicit ocean representation coupled with a flexible authoring process for artists to visualize and edit specific features, pass those updates downstream, and automate common setups.

Sean Palmer
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Jonathan Garcia
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Patrick Kelly
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Ralf Habel
Walt Disney Animation Studios

"Moana": Performing Water

Achieving realistic water effects, using art-directed simulations and procedural methods on Disney's "Moana".

Ben Frost
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Alexey Stomakhin
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Hiroaki Narita
Walt Disney Animation Studios

The Water Effects of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

In “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales”, ships emerge from the bottom of the ocean, an ocean parts and collapses, a ship floats in a bottle, and dozens of characters interact with the surrounding sea. This talk discusses MPC's approaches to these challenging full-CG shots.

Rob Hopper
Moving Picture Company

Kai Wolter
Moving Picture Company

Racing to the Finish Line: Effects Challenges on "Cars 3"

In Disney Pixar's "Cars 3", the characters race alongside lapping waves, on abandoned ghost tracks, and even in a raucous, muddy demolition derby. Providing a sense of believable interaction between the characters and these varied environments in over 600 shots was one of the key responsibilities of Pixar's FX team.

Stephen Marshall
Pixar Animation Studios

Tim Speltz
Pixar Animation Studios

Greg Gladstone
Pixar Animation Studios

Krzysztof Rost
Pixar Animation Studios

Jon Reisch
Pixar Animation Studios