“Moana: Geometry Based Disco Ball Lighting for Tamatoa’s Lair”

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    Moana: Geometry Based Disco Ball Lighting for Tamatoa’s Lair


    In the “Lair of Tamatoa” sequence of our latest movie Moana, we had 56 disco ball lighting effects shots. Our effects and lighting departments collaborated closely to create the bizarre and ludicrous environment of the scene. We developed a geometry-based lighting pipeline which allowed us to interactively design the light effects..


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