Pixar movies are loved by not only kids but also by adults. Starting from the Luxo Jr. to Finding Nemo and Brave, every movie truly makes the animated world as good as real, or even sometimes better than that.
What is the magical element that brings those Pixar movies to life? Is it the technology used? Or is it the artistic sensibility? Well, it’s a combination of both. The purpose is to create a world that is believable and looks more like the real world with the help of animation technology.
Combining all those points to create a line, and again combining all those lines to create objects or the character’s face, which looks so real, as if that really exists in real world. The clutch of technical and scientific achievements of Pixar can hardly be matched by any other animation studio.
Pixar Animation Studios use technology in the most prominent manner by making software that allows them to produce storyboards and design concept work. They have created the most remarkable modeling and animation software that allowed them to create animation in their movies which we all love.
Pixar’s consequent films display the timeline of technological developments in computer graphics. In 2001, Monsters, Inc. introduced the on-screen representation of fur. While two years later, Finding Nemo leads the way to new techniques in digital lighting, which were used to create water that looked so real. The Ratatouille and Incredibles portray realistic human characters and improvements in the simulation of crowds and fluids.
The scale of those technological breakthroughs has changed in recent years. In 2009, Up came along the advances were limited to features and balloons. But in 2012, Brave brought along an algorithm that had the ability to produce realistic forest and vegetation. The recent updates might not seem as significant, but it shows that Pixar movies have never stopped from innovating in animation technology and have varied in the way they render their animation.
Lighting plays an important role in displaying the mood and emotions, Wall-E being the perfect example. Pixar has proved that art and science go hand-in-hand and their movies are the greatest example of that.