Pixar brought technological breakthroughs with little details such as the representation of fur and hair, digital lighting that brought realistic looking water, believable human characters, as well as advanced simulations of crowds.
How does the magic of animation come about? That's right. Science. A group of algorithms calculate the way light moves from place to place within a room. This creates a natural looking effect. Pixar animators have a wide range of technical and scientific degrees.
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