“Hand-Drawn looking volumetric effects in the Peanuts Movie” by Gabai and Lai

  • ©Ilan Gabai and Alen Lai



Entry Number: 49


    Hand-Drawn looking volumetric effects in the Peanuts Movie



    For the first time in the franchise’s history, the Peanuts gang is being brought to life in a CG feature film. The biggest challenge we faced was how to successfully maintain the iconic style established over the past 60 years. Some of the FX requirements for this film included the need to maintain a ‘hand drawn’ look, to obey cartoon physics, and to animate on 2’s (matching character animation). To achieve this we departed from our usual simulation techniques, and developed a mix of hand-animated and procedural techniques.


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