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A look at how Disney gave water a little sass in 'Moana'An in-depth look at the visual effects Disney used to make water one of the movie's stars.
[UNKNOWN] the heart. [MUSIC] Well now, I know you're kind of showing us water the character, people don't think of that, but when it comes to Disney movies everything's a character. So when we were first Kind of asked to do this, it was an acting challenge. So, we decided to give a rig to character animations so they could actually animate, kind of, a bit of a sock puppet-like character. And then it was charged for us, that we turn that animation, that performance, into something that looks like water. So, you can see here, we gave character animation. And this is what This will get approved by the directors and character animation. And this actually, in this shop there's actually two examples of that rig [UNKNOWN], there's one that puts the flower on her head, and one that swoops her up, but these are actually two different examples of that character. So we took another step of actually taking this character And running water sim over so you get secondary splashes and you get water flying off of the character. This is what it looks like in the final film. So you're gonna actually see there's the secondary splashes, there's bubbles inside and then there's the [UNKNOWN] back into We, natural water in the background. Did not see that coming. The ocean is a friend of mine. Another example of what [UNKNOWN] coming out of character animation, here we got [UNKNOWN] giving the water a high five, water comes in with a little sassy attitude, and this is what the directors would approve out of character animation. And again We would take this performance, run water simulation over it. Put bubbles inside, and very often throughout the film when the water finishes its performance. Whatever its doing is with Mowana. We often just let gravity take, take over, let, have it become natural water again. So you can see here after the high five performance There's the water just becoming water again. And that helped quite a bit. All right, I'm out. [SOUND] Come on. The water's pretty complicated, character throughout the film. Sometimes it's said to be very wistful and whimsical. Sometimes it's actually rather imposing. So it was really It was one big challenge we had [UNKNOWN] with character animation and with effects is how to make this giant water like this potential tidal wave, not look like it's gonna take out [UNKNOWN] and her grandmother. So part of it is the typical performance of character animation, and part of it is What we're doing in the effects department by not having this water simulate, we really really big by not having too much flying off. But also, as you can see here, how we seem the water against the shore line. And water going up to mean, piece of the ocean performance as well. Hopefully, given that all, a very, very integrated look. Do you ever get tired of looking at this stuff? Cuz for us, I've seeing this the first time. I mean, it looks amazing. You know, I never get tired of looking at it. I mean, the thing about it, the wonderful thing about this movie is they have effects in it that people. Appreciate as effect, as an impressive thing. Very often, what we do in the effect department is at production value to things that are kinda bit hanging in the background. And they only them if they're not there or Or if they're not done very well. So it's really cool to be asked, to talk to you about something that's impressive as the ocean. [SOUND] Worth the shot. [MUSIC]