Computer Graphics World

July-Aug-Sept 2021

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3D with a Twist Ever since 3D animation took over movie screens, animators, technicians, and tool vendors have pushed the medium to become more and more realistic through complex lighting, simula- tions, rendering, and more — the hallmark of CGI. Now, however, these groups are working just as diligently to manipulate CGI into a stylized 2D aesthetic. And, that is no easy feat! Here, we examine three re- cent CG animated features that pushed 3D animation into the hand-drawn realm, each resulting in their own stylized look: Luca, from Disney•Pixar; The Mitchells vs. The Machines, developed by Sony Pictures Animation; and Spirit Untamed, presented by DreamWorks Animation. — Karen Moltenbrey Luca contains a 2D cartoon aesthetic. The Mitchells vs. The Machines combines various animation styles. Spirit Untamed embraces a hybrid style.

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