Friday, October 30, 2020

Disney Research - Realistic and Interactive Robot Gaze


The motion is feeling better but it's still in uncanny valley. Cool but creepy!


You can read the technical paper here:

// Disney Research - Realistic and Interactive Robot Gaze

 "We present a general architecture that seeks not only to create gaze interactions from a technological standpoint,but  also  through  the  lens  of  character  animation  where  the fidelity  and  believability  of  motion  is  paramount;" -Walt Disney Imagineering - Advanced Development, Glendale, California, USA


Monday, October 26, 2020

Over the Moon: Q&A With Director and Producers


BFI at Home | Over the Moon Q&A with director Glen Keane and producers Peilin Chou and Gennie Rim


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Interview With Disney Character Designer Harald Siepermann

Harald Siepermann was a fantastic character designer and storyartist. I started following his blog in the early 2000's until he stopped posting in 2011. I highly recommend you check out his blog and website. There are tons of great stories, pictures and artwork from various productions he worked on over his 30 year career. Below is an old interview that I found recently. Sadly, it looks like it was posted just after he passed in 2013.