Friday, February 4, 2011

Tangled: the Hair

Hair is a tricky thing. It can be tricky to draw in 2D, but in 3D? Way harder. And animating it in 3D? Super-duper hard.

It's come a long way though. I remember when it was a huge deal when Pixar's Monster Inc was courageous enough to feature a main character covered in fur. But Disney's Tangled, based on the story of Rapunzel, takes it way further, featuring a character with long (LONG), beautiful, flowing hair.

This snippet from the always-awesome Science Friday gives a little insight into the process of creating that awesome hair.

I should probably go see more movies.

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