Papers by Brandon Montell

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Hair Emoting with Style Guides in Turning Red

Brandon Montell, Fernando de Goes, Jacob Brooks
May 2022

For Pixar's feature film Turning Red, the grooming and simulation teams faced the challenge of handling characters with millions of fur and hair curves, which often needed to behave differently in each shot reflecting the characters' emotional states. This work describes new tools developed to assist artists in managing and ... more

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Siggraph Talk 2022

Procedural Techniques for Large, Dynamic Sets in Elemental

Aylwin Villanueva, Mike Ravella, Brandon Montell, Ting Zhang, Hosuk Chang
May 2023

The world of Pixar's film Elemental is inhabited by characters made of fire, water, air and earth, and we needed to give these characters a home that was just as dynamic as they were. Specifically, we needed to build a city with new and distinct forms of architecture for each ... more

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SIGGRAPH Talks 2023