Creating Elemental Characters: From Sparks to Fire

Jonathan Hoffman, Te Hu, Paul Kanyuk, Stephen Marshall, George Nguyen, Hope Schroers, Patrick Witting


Pixar has a long history of creating high-quality effects and characters that aid in the telling of wonderful stories. With Disney and Pixar's Elemental, we have taken the next groundbreaking step in creating fully simulated, animated, and stylized characters. In this talk, we will present the framework and process that we use to create Fire characters.

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SIGGRAPH Talks 2023