CG CHARACTER CREATION – EMERGENT DESIGN PARADIGMS
DreamWorks Animation’s current and upcoming releases, Kung Fu Panda, and Monsters vs.
Aliens, are examples of the challenges facing animation fi lmmakers in the design and execution
of appealing, engaging and functional CG characters within the creatively and technically
complex CG animation pipeline.
Leading artists on each of these fi lms will deconstruct the process of designing and executing
the principal and subsidiary characters for these two very diff erent projects. They will reveal how
they maintained the integrity of their concept designs through modeling, rigging, animation
and fi nal stages of the production workfl ow, and off er insights into the future evolution of the
character design process.
Digital technologies are blurring the boundaries between the passive and active experience of visual art, entertainment, environmental design and the built environment. Out of these transformations emerge unique challenges and inspirations for those facing the creative process of world-building and storytelling in narrative media.
5D offers a progressive platform for discourse on the present and future of immersive design, and its impact on all aspects of the creative media space, by engaging creative collaborators working in a broad spectrum of disciplines and media.
This unprecedented cultural event is curated for everyone involved in design and storytelling, and the creation of immersive environments, across all mediums. Its goal is to unite a vital community of designers and image-makers from across a broad spectrum of entertainment, built environment and media disciplines, and serve as a catalyst for innovation.
Join renowned designers and thinkers for a series of inspiring, educational and career-enhancing discussions and networking, focused on the evolving nature of entertainment content creation, the challenges of world-building, and the design of experience-driven environments.
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