[ #Zootopia #Disney #Rendering ] Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new practical guide ...
Introduced at the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering in 2013, Hyperion was two years in the making. An early version was first employed on the studio’s Oscar-winning short Paperman, with Big Hero 6 becoming the first WDAS feature to use the new rendering technology. Hyperion is capable of achieving a high level of realism by using physically-based ray tracing to capture and render indirect lighting effects such as refraction and glossy reflections.
As shown in the images below, even light that reflects several times (called multi-bounce light) has an impact on the scene, incorporating subtle and not-so-subtle lighting effects.
Here a close-up of the Big Hero 6 team lab rendered with and without Honey Lemon rolling in the explosive ball. Note the subtle influences she has on the look of the lab environment thanks to the accurate simulation of light:
The Hyperion team: Andrew Fisher, Patrick Kelly, David Adler, Dan Teece, Christian Eisenacher, Doug Lesan, Greg Nichols, Chuck Tappan, Brent Burley, Sean Jenkins, Andy Selle, Noah Kagan, Lisa Young, Matt Chiang, Ralf Habel, Darren Robinson, Peter Kutz.
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