Papers by Sonoko Konishi


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Art and Technology at Pixar, from Toy Story to Today

Ryusuke Villemin, Christophe Hery, Sonoko Konishi, Takahito Tejima, David Yu
November 2015

Technology has always played an important part in Pixar's movie making process, starting with Toy Story over 20 years ago. This course will take you on a journey through that technical evolution, focusing on how story drove our technical designs and how we utilized new technical advancements to tell more appealing stories. Finally ... more

SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Course Notes.


Articulating the Appeal

Sonoko Konishi, Michael Venturini
May 2007

It's difficult. In our society, rodents are usual portrayed in a negative manner. To overcome this, every department on Ratatouille strove to create appeal. In this sketch we will focus on how this was achieved through articulation.

Available as Pixar Technical Memo #07-12