#14: Holographic Pixar

#14: Holographic Pixar

We love animations, especially when they’re real.

Human beings have depicted motion through drawings since the Paleolithic Period 2.6 million years ago — and, as you know, the medium has progressed a bit since those days. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors would be shook upon seeing how far animations have come, and that they can now sit next to us at our desks as holographic expressions of life.

Animation of a Tyrannosaurus Rex made in Maya by Ashkan Azarmi

It’s like a Pixar movie in a Hologram

Viewing a Toy Story film as a holographic feature length picture is no longer a question of possibility. CGI groups like Pixar have been able to bridge the gap between traditional 2D animation and real world cinematography, enabling us to watch characters interact in a dimensional reality that feels similar to our own. The experience of Toy Story would have been very different if it were hand drawn because it would feel less real.

Holographic CGI takes that even further — it’s really in front of you, the characters come to life in a Looking Glass in a way that they never have before.

You can check out these animations by Sylvia Apostol and Dan Fine in Animation Suite on the Looking Glass Made With site. Feel free to submit your own animations as well!

Next up, #15: Sculpting Holographically

*this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where Missy Senteio and Shawn Frayne of Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display each day.

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