Posts Tagged ‘pixar’

Pixar releases OpenSubdiv Library to the Public

by Randall Handon August 7, 2012
Pixar has just released a new library into the wild called “OpenSubdiv”, a high-performance subdivision surface library made popular initially with projects like Geri’s Game. OpenSubdiv is a set of open source libraries that implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU architectures. This codepath is optimized for drawing deforming […]


Rendering of Ed Catmull’s Hand from 1972

by Randall Handon September 2, 2011
Robby Ingebretsen of NerdPlusArt has a great video of what may be the first ever 3D graphics, a manually-digitized rendering of Ed Catmull’s Hand done back in 1972. The film fell into my hands because Ed and my dad were good friends and office mates at the University of Utah in the 1970s where they […]


Pixar’s RenderMan for Maya 5.0

by Randall Handon August 8, 2011
Pixar’s got some nice news this week for SIGGRAPH, the release of RenderMan for Maya 5.0 coming up this fall.  It’s got lots of the new features from RenderMan Pro Server 16 and a few new ones as well. RenderMan for Maya 5.0 showcases fundamental advancements in RenderMan’s ray tracing technology, including a new ray […]

Trailer for Pixar’s new Brave

by Randall Handon June 28, 2011
While Cars 2 is getting mediocre reviews in theaters, Pixar is showing off their next big production “Brave” with a new trailer. The film is set in the Highlands of Scotland and the trailer opens up with some stunning flybys of the mountains and lochs, before showing us some more moody, ground-level, shots, all accompanied […]

First Casualty of Disney-Pixar is “Planes”

by Randall Handon June 14, 2011
A new trailer from “DisneyToon” studios, not to be confused with Pixar, seems to be a Cars spinoff called “Planes”.  Via a short film, probably accompanying next weekend’s “Cars 2″, the scene is set for this direct-to-DVD release. Apparently Pixar has made a new short linking Cars 2 to Planes, but that seems to be their only […]


Future Pixar Short “La Luna” Revealed

by Randall Handon May 6, 2011
Looks like we get a little sneak peak of Pixar’s newest short “La Luna”, to be premiered at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Festival this June. “La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa […]