Pixar co-founder warns virtual-reality moviemakers: ‘It’s not storytelling’

“Virtual reality’s been around for 40 years. People have been talking about storytelling in that world for all these years, and there have been experiments around of people trying to do that, and always excited about it,” says Catmull. “Now with Oculus they’re saying there’s a new storytelling medium. All that the new virtual-reality stuff […]

Toy Story, 20 years later: how Pixar made its first blockbuster

According to Susman, the Pixar team initially thought they could render the film over 20 months using 53 processors. Each of the machines in the render farm was named after an animal, and when it completed a frame it would play the corresponding animal’s sound. The number of machines eventually grew to 300, but even […]