Second Avenue was delighted to attend Tuesday’s MAGIC at RIT Speaker Series featuring Disney’s Paul Hildebrandt speaking about technology used in the making of animated films. There was a good turnout with a mix of RIT students and professionals from local development studios. Hildebrandt gave us an exciting peek into what the Disney process looks like and how the technology developed by him and his team helps from behind the scenes to make it all possible.
Lucky for us, Disney is now sharing their technological innovation with the world! They have posted Open Source Software at http://www.disneyanimation.com/technology/opensource and various papers and talks at http://www.disneyanimation.com/technology/publications . More videos on their tech can be found on Disney’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxnVeUnlga-HVjXXHxsgkuRsqPhexbxBb . As Second Avenue continues to design and develop customized learning experiences, we will use this as a great resource and inspiration.
We’d like to thank Paul Hildebrandt for speaking and MAGIC at RIT for hosting. We also look forward to more in the MAGIC Speaker Series!
Bob is Lead Artist at Second Avenue Learning and an entertainment games industry veteran, having completed appealing art and animations in various apps, games, and prototypes for companies such as Activision, EA and Sony. Bob earned his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is now applying his nearly 20 years of experience to creating serious games at Second Avenue.
Paul Hildebrandt has been a Senior Engineer with Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) since 1996. Hildebrandt leads the team responsible for developing the digital asset manager, media player, dailies review system with a mobile interface, and other related tools. Among the Disney animated films that he has contributed to are the Oscar® winning hit Frozen and Oscar®-nominated box office hits, "Wreck-It Ralph," "Tangled," "Bolt," "Treasure Planet," and "Dinosaur." He is WDAS' evangelist for PyCon and other Python sponsorships.