6. Anyone Can Cook: Inside Ratatouille's Kitchen

Half-Day, 8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Level: Intermediate
Room 6AB & CF

The passion for cooking and food are the central theme of Pixar's recent film, "Ratatouille". This complex and multi-faceted problem posed many challenges that were solved using diverse computer graphics and production techniques. This course comprehensively covers all aspects related to food, including modeling, dressing, shading, lighting, and effects.


Intermediate knowledge of 3D workflow, procedures, and terminology is helpful but not required. Topics range from intermediate to advanced.

Intended Audience

Anyone with an interest in feature animation, including students looking for an overview of how large productions run and seasoned professionals looking for ideas to incorporate into their work.


Apurva Shah
Pixar Animation Studios
apurva (at) pixar.com


Jun Han Cho
Athena Xenakis
Stefan Gronsky
Pixar Animation Studios