The stereoscopic conversions of Disney's <i>The Lion King</i> and <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> required development of novel techniques to art direct, edit, and visualize 3D depth. Producing stereo without geometric models meant the creation of an extensive toolset to create and validate plausible depth for each pixel on screen.
Integrating effects into an environment is often a challenging task. This is especially true when the light source is a dynamically changing organic shape such as a lick of flame against a wall of smoke or glowing embers wrapping around a character. Typically, this illumination can be faked with a large number of artistically placed animated lights.… (More)