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Then when we add our texture and lighting on top of that, you have a bit more real look to the images you're creating. It took a while because I'm so used to how you create the impression of space in 2D: In 3D, it's still an impression, it's still an illusion, but it's that much greater.
What is the texture of a certain character or a certain building material? I never would think of those things. That really opened up a whole new world for me. So I went from impressionistic thinking to realistic thinking. Because our movie got off and running so quickly, it was a matter of me getting thrown into it and watching what everyone was doing. They would ask me questions like: My education was leaning on people around me and relying on them.
The rig was based on Chicken Little, but departed somewhat with an automated rig setup that allowed them to churn out a number of rigs that the rigging department wouldn't have to build from scratch.
These base set templates allowed certain blend shapes to be spread across a similar topology on different types of rig structures. After Shock is a dynamics tool built off of Maya's tool that allowed them to calculate speed, velocity and direction of, say, Lewis' head turning. And the animator could dial in the amount of drag and resistance and to spit that out basically for free.
We could then bake it out and then simplify the baking out so that the animator could use every bit of it or hand-tweak [what they don't like] themselves, or run a simulation on that part if they like. Just ways to speed things up and give them more time for the performance, because that's where Steve and I really wanted to focus.
That's why he hired assistants to deal with wrinkles and interpenetrations of characters. With Lewis, you get much more grounded, traditional Disney animation, classic Peter Pan, strong anticipation, nice round arcs, whereas the future with Wilbur is much snappier, to look at characters like Daffy Duck, where you get into a one-frame pose, very sharp, very abrasive in their nature.
We had a nice time playing with those two worlds in animation. With Bowler Hat Guy, he fits into both nicely, and we really had a lot of deformers within the rig to bend him around until he gets nice S shapes, say, in his arm or his spine to really distort him, not that you're reading that distortion, but in fast movements, it's a very snake-like quality.
That is the hardest stuff to do in animation -- it isn't just moving the character from point A to point B. The character has to emote and you have to get that to an audience.
And when you haven't had the chance to learn the rig and understand that character, that's a tall order to get. But Anderson did not dismay when reviewing the set of notes.Meet The Robinson's (2007)
It simplified the process and made it more emotional. Without knowing it, they helped us return to an idea we had very early on for this particular moment [when he finds her], so it was interesting to come full-circle and take it a different way.
What is the relationship between Doris, the bowler hat, and Bowler Hat Guy? He's a villain, but he's really not that evil or bungling, which one are we going to choose?
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So the relationship between them became more of a mother and son where she's really the evil one. We were able to make the notes our own. We pushed the emotion and got a real sense of family with the Robinsons. It could've been demoralizing, but since we were well into the film and knew these characters, we were prepared to beef up certain shots or redo certain sequences. What was really great was that the crew reacted to it positively: Watching how the crew handled that adversity was my proudest moment.
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Things were pulled out and put back in. Emotional beats such as the rooftop or the interplay between Mildred and Lewis at the orphanage wasn't previously there.
Bowler Hat Guy's thread through the story was improved. Were able to play up Lewis' emotional journey and confidence.
And build off of key moments. And it'll be the largest 3-D rollout ever, on more than screens domestically. However, this time, 3-D preparation began early in production.
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Stereoscopic supervisor Phil McNally, who will now spearhead rival DreamWorks Animation's nascent 3-D program, oversaw the restrained approach at greater depth of field. The Robinson clan seems loony at first, but as the future continues, they quickly grow on you as exactly the kind of brood Lewis would naturally be drawn to and with good reason, but you have to see it to understand.
It may not be as touching as Finding Nemoas technically brilliant as Carsor as parent-appealing as The Incredibles,but Meet the Robinsons is an entertaining step in the right direction for Disney's non-Pixar offerings.
And who doesn't love an orphan hero? Plucky orphans are perfect protagonists in children's adventures. Whether human AnnieOliver Twist or animal Stuart LittleWilburthey're the ultimate underdogs, and only the most hardened heart could root against them.
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Luckily, Lewis is not the typical orphan suffering under the rule of cruel-hearted adults. He's surrounded by compassionate grown ups who genuinely want to foster his brilliance -- from the orphanage's director Angela Bassett to his encouraging science teacher, and of course, the Robinsons, who all believe that mistakes and failures only make you better.
Continue reading Show less Talk to your kids about Families can talk about why the Robinsons believe that failing is good. Can you think of a time that you didn't win but you still learned something useful? And, for fun, since Lewis is an aspiring inventor, name some inventions that you think would be useful in the future. How are orphans depicted in the movie? Does the movie make kids who aren't adopted seem sad and lonely? Do you think that's how orphans must feel?
Name some other famous orphans in movies and books.