PROGRESSION IMAGE 3 OF 6: SETS
Using Art reference for guidance, the basic environments needed for a shot are translated into the computer by the Sets department during what’s called the modeling process. The Sets team for “The Good Dinosaur” used data from the U.S. Geological Survey to inform much of their work and help to create 360º sets, something no other Pixar film has had use of before. Once the set for a scene is built, it then needs to be “dressed,” which is where the Shading team comes in. Technical artist use a combination of painting, programming and photo reference, to apply textures, colors, patterns and other material properties to the sets, giving them complexity and appeal. This is a wireframe image of one of the landscape environments, showing the underlying modeling. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.