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Five Pieces of Concept Art For Repunzel
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A Look At CG 3-D Technology Involved In Rapunzel.. Along With A Traditional Painted Appearance Of The Film's Background
Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let your gorgeous computer generated hair down...
"Directors Glen Keane and Dean Wellins (now replaced by Directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno) want Rapunzel to look and feel like a traditional hand-drawn animated Disney film, but in 3D. They're using a certain rendering technique that will make the surface look painted while still maintaining the depth and dimensions of 3D animation...The visual style for this film is based on French Rococo artist Jean-Honoré Fragonard's painting "The Swing." "
Disney animation imagery technicians are inventing a whole new standard for CGI that will go a long way toward making it just as awesomely beautiful in appearance as 2-D.. if not more so. Through Disney's application of today's technology in new ways, the CG media will profoudly advance. While disney 2-D animation has remained a wonderful thing for decades.. Walt was an irrepressable tinkerer.
Walt loved to "tinker with our bells" (so to speak) by constantly advancing.. moving from the silent animation film area through the invention of the Steamboat Willie talky. He advanced from b&w to color.. and he created the first full length animated feature movie. In addition to all of this, his studio created equipment that captured a form of depth and panning about that had never before been seen.
It is quite noble of some dedicated Disney animated film aficionados to prefer 2-D over 3-D. Unfortunately, many appear to love 2-D so much that they want time to stand still and never transition beyond. Standing in place just wasn't Walt's way, and thank goodness the Pixar merger seems to have resulted in a whole new animation renaissance.