“Bringing Lou To Life” by Peter Tieryas, Evan Bonifacio, Henry Garcia, Stacey Truman and Victor Navone

  • ©Peter Tieryas, Evan Bonifacio, Henry Garcia, Stacey Truman, and Victor Navone



    Bringing Lou To Life


Project Affiliation:

    Pixar Animation Studios


    In Pixar’s Lou, a combination of lost and found items comes to life, multiple pieces assembling to create the eponymous character. There were many visual and technical challenges to creating a character that can take on almost any form, using many of the random objects around him to convey emotion and feeling. We’ve highlighted several of the ways animation, modeling, rigging, simulation, and shading worked in conjunction to develop artistic and technical solutions to make Lou feel as real as the world around him.

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