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How "Spider-Verse" forced animation to evolve


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When you think of CGI animated films, you likely think of Pixar. The studio practically invented the genre with 1995’s "Toy Story." After "Toy Story," almost all animation studios wanted to follow in their successful footsteps, straight down to their style. That is, until Sony Pictures/Imageworks took on "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." Vox explores the style of non-photorealistic rendering.

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Explore how animators created a new visual style for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” in Sony Pictures/Imageworks’ deep dive into the film; including a visual FX breakdown, a look into the new line drawing system, and how they delivered a comic book look (and more).

Danny Dimian, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Josh Beveridge, Head of Character Animation, for "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," share exclusive breakdowns and talk about their inspiration and the techniques they used to create a new visual language for their Academy Award-winning film. Watch the video here.

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