Papers by Jon Reisch

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An Effects Recipe for Rolling Dough, Cracking Eggs and Pouring Sauce

Tolga Goktekin, Jon Reisch, Darwyn Peachey, Apurva Shah
May 2007

Creating the digital effects for cooking in Ratatouille posed a number of unique challanges. First we had to adopt efficient methods for simulating a wide variety of material behaviours. Second we needed to direct our simulations in order to match the expressiveness of the character's animation, e.g. forming specific shapes while the character pounds a ... more

Available as Pixar Technical Memo #07-06

Rat-Sized Water Effects in Ratatouille

Gary Bruins, Jon Reisch
May 2007

A particularly heavy effects sequence in the film Ratatouille depicts a colony of rats fleeing their home and crossing a long narrow river in several makeshift boats during a rainy afternoon. Nearly the entire sequence was photographed inches above the ground from a s perspective. Although this perspective provided a very interesting point of view ... more

Available as Pixar Technical Memo #07-14