Tutorial: How Does Pixar Create Great Characters (1)

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters

In this article, the best CPU & GPU cloud render farm service provider, Fox Renderfarm, will share with you how Pixar creates great characters.

The characters in Pixar movies are always unforgettable. Woody and Buzz are forever ingrained in the mind of anyone who grew up with Toy Story. Audiences will never forget Sully and Mike from Monsters, Inc.

Even if you're not a Pixar fan, everyone can name an animated character that has impressed them.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters

Pixar designers put time and effort into creating characters that evoke emotions, a process known as character design. Good character design always succeeds in attracting the audience to put their emotions into these characters.

In fact, Pixar's character design begins when the designer receives the character idea. And finalizing a character design is destined to be a long process, with designers going through hundreds of drawings of what their characters might look like, then selecting and redesigning and tweaking a few of them until the character design is finalized.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters

Pixar follows certain standards when designing characters. For example, who is target audience? What characteristics should the vfx of a character exaggerate? What color should the character use?

On the one hand, it is necessary to convey the personality of the characters to the audience. In addition to distinctive and interesting physical features, consider the characters' expressions and features in any situation and how they react to those situations.

Using facial expressions and body movements will further develop the character, and even over exaggerating these features can really define the character's personality to the audience.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters 8

On the other hand, make the character settings hold up the story. For example, identifying a character's goals and dreams, whether they are good or bad, will make the character more interesting. Because the missing parts of a role's character are just as important as showing the audience what they have.

It can be said that character design is an important part of Pixar animation, which brings the film to life and drives the development of the story. Let's explore the mysteries of character design and how to design an animated character that will be watched and loved.

Purpose of Character Design

Character design is the key to connecting the audience with the main character on screen. In order to attract the audience, the characters must express a unique personality and bring visual stimulation to the audience. In other words, they must be able to express a wide variety of emotions.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters

Therefore, designing a character requires knowing what the character will look like in many different emotions, including happiness, sadness, anger, etc.

In addition to graphic art on a technical level, character designers also need to understand human nature. Designing a character is not just visual, the process involves understanding a character from the inside out so that its design deliveries a cohesive personality.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters 5

Therefore, understanding of human psychology can go a long way in character design.

Character Design Process

The character design process starts with research. Designers have to understand a character's personality.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters 12

Where do the roles come from? Where do they currently live? How old are they? What is their general character? Who is the target audience for this role? What are their hopes and dreams? What are their motives?

Once the character designers have locked in this information, they can start to put together some existing research. If the character is from a northern woodland environment, research might include finding such environments and seeing what types of creatures live there.

Tutorial How Does Pixar Create Great Characters 10

For example, what did those creatures look like? How do they move? Do they have fur, hair or feathers? All of this information can help with the art of character design, even when it comes to completely fictional creatures—imaginings of fictional characters come from the real world.

Welcome to join us

render farm free trial

Recommended reading


How to Render High-quality Images in Blender

2020-03-09


How to Render Large Scenes with Redshift in Cinema 4D

2019-10-15


Arnold\ V-Ray\ Octane\ Conora\ RedShift, Which Is The Best 3D Renderer?

2019-04-15


Why V-Ray Render is Black in SketchUp And How To Fix it?

2019-05-07


How to Reduce Noise in Corona Renderer - Corona Denoising (2022 Updated)

2019-05-15


What is the difference between pre-rendering and real-time rendering?

2020-09-08


How the Redshift Proxy Renders the Subdivision

2018-12-28


Blender vs Maya vs Cinema 4D, Which One Is The Best 3D Software?

2020-01-16


Partners

Interested

Hi, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Ne Zha is Coming
Hi, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Ne Zha is Coming
Ne Zha, China’s Biggest-Ever Animated Movie, rendered by Fox Renderfarm, is coming to North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Ne Zha will meet the audience in North America on August 29th with its IMAX 3D version, and will fully release on September 6th. And he will also be showing on screens in Australia and New Zealand from August 23rd and 29th respectively. Ne Zha says: If the destiny is unfair, then I am the destiny. Let’s see what his ‘destiny’ will be like in North America, Australia, and New Zealand! !Ne Zha 3 !Ne Zha 2 !Ne Zha 4Ne Zha(2019), is about a young boy, Ne Zha, is birthed from a heavenly pearl by the Primeval Lord of Heaven. Born with unique powers, Ne Zha finds himself as an outcast who is hated and feared. Destined by prophecy to bring destruction to the world, the young boy must choose between good and evil in order to break the shackles of fate and become the hero.Here is the official trailer,On August 22, 2019, Ne Zha ranked as the NO. 3 at the China box office, 27days after release in China, the film has reached more than 4.24 billion yuan at the box office (over US $601 million), surpassing Avengers: Endgame, listed NO.3 at China box office, and the NO.1 animated film! The current top 3 box office smashes in China: Wolf Warriors 2, The Wandering Earth and Ne Zha, are all rendered by Fox Renderfarm. !NE ZHA's China Box Office We are delighted and honored to provide effective and quality cloud rendering service to help studios around the world to concentrate on the creativity to create beautiful visuals for the world to embrace!
More
2019-08-22
NE ZHA, The First Chinese Animated Film Released in IMAX
NE ZHA, The First Chinese Animated Film Released in IMAX
As the first Chinese animated film released in China's IMAX theater, NE ZHA(哪吒之魔童降世) has assembled China's top domestic animation team, and produced for three years. The film has more than 1,400 special effects shots, nearly 80% of which are composed of special effects shots, and this well-received animated film will be released on July 26, 2019, in mainland China.Ne Zha, which is one of the most rebellious young heroes in Chinese legends, the film NE ZHA is adapted from the classic Chinese mythology, but the subversion of the traditional image has been subtly adapted to tell the story of what happened. The story of the devil Ne Zha, who refuses to admit life. This animated film is directed by Yu Yang (Dumpling), a brilliant director in Chinese animated film industry, launched by Horgos Caitiaowu Pictures Co., Ltd, Chengdu Coco Cartoon Co., Ltd. and Octmedia. At the same time, Fox Renderfarm also provided cloud rendering services for the film, escorting the final result of the production.!NE ZHA - 15The animated film ZE ZHA subverts the traditional image, which has been well received by everyone since its publication, and the production team is really painstaking about this film. As the film's release time is approaching, it has also released official trailer and posters. After the film Monkey King: Hero Is Back and White Snake: Origin, will ZE ZHA become another good work at the Chinse animated film history? Let’s looking forward to the box office.!NE ZHA !NE ZHA - 2 !NE ZHA - 5 !NE ZHA - 1 !NE ZHA - 4 !NE ZHA - 3 !NE ZHA6 !NE ZHA - 7 !NE ZHA - 8 !NE ZHA - 9 !NE ZHA - 11 !NE ZHA - 10 !NE ZHA - 12 !NE ZHA - 13 !NE ZHA - 14
More
2019-07-19
Animation "White Snake 2: The Tribulation of the Green Snake" Tops Chinese Box Office
Animation "White Snake 2: The Tribulation of the Green Snake" Tops Chinese Box Office
Chinese animation "White Snake 2: The Tribulation of the Green Snake," the latest cinematic production centered on the ancient Chinese legend of the White Snake, topped the Chinese mainland box office chart on Wednesday, the China Movie Data Information Network reported on Thursday.Fox Renderfarm is glad to provide cloud rendering service for White Snake 2, animated by China’s Light Chaser Studio and directed by Amp Wong. The 3D CGI pic is a sequel to 2019’s White Snake, which earned $61.6M worldwide on top of a global festival run which included screenings at Annecy, Fantasia, Animation Is Film and Sitges.
More
2021-07-29
  • Foxrenderfarm

    Powerful Render Farm Service

  • TPN

    Business Consulting

    Global Agent Contact:Gordon Shaw

    Email: gordon@foxrenderfarm.com

    Marketing Contact: Rachel Chen

    Email: rachel@foxrenderfarm.com

    Connect with Us

Fackbook Customer Reviews