Creating memorable characters with computers

  • John Lasseter
Invited Talk
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1024)


With the latest computer animation software tools, making objects move is becoming easier and easier. But making those objects look alive, look like they are thinking, is never that easy. Computer animation software tools will never do that for you. To make characters come alive takes a knowledge of traditional animation principles and acting, regardless of the animation medium. Remember, computers don't animate...people do.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Lasseter
    • 1
  1. 1.Creative DevelopmentPixarUSA

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