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Personal Tech Pipeline: Challenging Special Effects Drive Pixar's 'Cars'

Jun 22, 2006, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Information technology-driven special effects in the Pixar animated movie 'Cars,' currently No. 1 in the charts, make it the most 'visually complex' movie that Pixar has ever created, said Bill Kinder, Pixar director of editorial and post production. And that's saying something since the famous studio has cranked out such animated blockbusters as 'Toy Story,' 'A Bug's Life,' 'Monsters Inc.,' 'Finding Nemo,' and 'The Incredibles.'

"The special effects in 'Cars,' such as lighting and reflections where the sun bounces off cars coated with five-layers of metal-flake paint, proved among the most difficult challenges, Kinder said..."

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