Sara Drakeley

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Disney's "Moana" was set in an environment inspired by the Pacific Islands, which made the ocean a prominent setting throughout the film. For much of the film, we found it necessary to treat our oceans like we would our hero characters, and so we developed three ocean rigs that formed the basis of all our ocean variants. Using a unified workflow that our(More)
We have previously reported that heparin can enhance the removal of antigen from the glomeruli of rats with chronic serum sickness glomerulonephritis. We have performed two studies to investigate the relevance of anticoagulation to this effect. The first experiment was essentially a repeat of those described before, but instead of using heparin,(More)
With six distinct habitats integrated into one mammalian metropolis, early artwork for Zootopia displayed a large appetite for diverse vegetation. Our flexible toolset for procedural vegetation allowed us to easily customize the system to provide the required variation through new growth and animation module features, while maintaining art-directable(More)
Glomerular mesangial cells bear Fc receptors which bind immune complexes. Cross-linking of these receptors induces the release of cytokines chemotactic for macrophages; the receptors may also be involved in the localization of large circulating immune complexes to the mesangium. Heparin has been shown to enhance the removal of antigen from the glomeruli of(More)
Disney's <i>Moana</i> was the largest and most complex water project the studio had ever undertaken. Over 900 shots required ocean interaction, which included boat wakes, splashes, shorelines, walls of water, and highly art-directed sentient water. Our previous films' water techniques would not scale to address the complexity and volume of work required by(More)
Heparin is capable of enhancing the rate of release of antigen from nephritic rat kidneys. It also interferes with the binding of immune complexes by cultured glomerular mesangial cells. Postulating that these two effects might be related, we sought to determine what basic aspects of the molecular structure of heparin are responsible for the interference(More)
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