Proprietary software gives animators real-time control over every detail.

Animation can be an extremely slow process, but the team at Pixar have a secret weapon which goes by the name of Presto. It’s a proprietary animation system that was initially developed for the movie Brave, and lets animators take control of their characters in a real-time environment.

As part of the demonstration, one of Pixar’s animators shows how easy it is to manipulate every part of the character Sully, from Monsters University. That includes hands, fingers, facial expressions, and over 1,500 other control points placed around his body.

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