“How Ron’s Gone Wrong Went Right With Procedurally Generated Vector Graphics” by Siebzener, Nieto, Chan and Baaske

  • ©Toba Siebzener, Jesus R Nieto, Ryan Chan, and Paul Baaske

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    How Ron's Gone Wrong Went Right With Procedurally Generated Vector Graphics

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    In the feature animation film Ron’s Gone Wrong there are many robot characters designed to have their surface working like a display. The acting of those characters relied mostly on moving graphic elements represented on their surface: animated faces, costumes and props. All graphic elements had to be art-directed, requiring the animation department to be able to control them interactively.

    We propose a procedural workflow to produce animated textures from a rig, apply filters and project them onto the character’s surface to mimic a screen-like effect. The workflow proved to be flexible and scalable to address many characters in production, with several levels of complexity and a lot of creative input.

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