Filmmaking Process

Tools & Support

Asset Creation

We aim to evolve how we organize the structural components of our digital content creation tools, including management of asset development data. That evolution directly impacts how artists author assets and characters, including tools for Modeling, Animation and other parts of the pipeline. Whether it’s the ability to easily generate foliage for Tail’s desert environment or automatically calculating rotations for animated characters like Tuk Tuk in Raya and the Last Dragon, technologists aim to enhance the art of animation with intuitive updates, constantly expanding the capabilities of our toolsets.

Experimenting with New Solutions

The characters and environments in our films are complex, and we have unique systems to bring each to life. Technology teams develop solutions to new challenges alongside artists; from tools and algorithms like Tonic, that help our artists define how a character’s hair and clothing interacts with the wind, to more future-looking solutions we have researched, like how a character’s body may jiggle as they move, thanks to PhysGrid.

Providing Great Support

Supporting our creative work requires a complex set of hardware systems, which our Technology team assembles, integrates and deploys in-house. Artists across the Studio have a talented internal support team ready to assist and troubleshoot any technical problem that may arise.

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