Personal Tech Pipeline: Challenging Special Effects Drive Pixar's 'Cars'
Jun 22, 2006, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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,