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Survival of the Fittest, Fluffiest Fake Feathers

MPC's Diarmid Harrison Murray ponders the forces behind his team’s CG creatures, from Disney’s Jungle Book to Samsung’s ostrich & Buster the Boxer. His advice to CG designers? Embrace complexity, hold back on the human & lose control of your tools.

Digital Darwinism is a concept that underpins how I approach creating CG creatures. Every day throughout a production I see variations of models, textures, animation and shaders and make selections and rejections. Only the fittest survive, and slowly the creature evolves towards photo-realism. This natural selection extends further between the different species of our digital world. We pan for the gold in each of our creations and pass that technology or creativity on to the…to continue reading please subscribe now

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