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28. From Mocap to Movie: The Making of "The Polar Express"


Half-Day, Tuesday, 2 August, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Hall B
Level: Beginning

Supervisors present an in-depth look at the making of "The Polar Express," including innovations in on-stage motion capture, virtual camera systems, animation, fx, and rendering, which contributed to the film' s unique look and style.

Prerequisites


Familiarity with basic 3D techniques.

Intended Audience


3D animation professionals and those interested 3D animated films.

Organizer


Rob Bredow
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Lecturers


David Schaub
Rob Engle
Daniel Kramer
Albert Hastings
Sony Pictures Imageworks

Special Session


Artists and technicians from Sony Pictures Imageworks also present a Special Session on how they transformed the theatrical release into a 3D stereoscopic adventure, Thursday, 4 August, 11:30 am - 1:15 pm, at the IMAX Theater at the California Science Center.
Details

Schedule



8:30 - Welcome, & Pipeline Overview
- On-Stage
- Virtual Camera System--"Wheels"

Bredow



Performance Animation

Hastings and Schaub

9:05 Motion Capture Integration

Hastings

9:35 - Animation Tools in Detail
- Fully Animated Characters

Schaub

10:15 Break
10:30 FX Animation

Kramer

11:10 Lighting and Rendering

Bredow

11:40 3d Imax

Engle

Noon Wrapup, Futures, Questions & Answers

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