Disney Goes Open Source with Ptex
Naturally, Ptex is integral to Disney's next animated feature, Tangled. "It's pretty much on the surface of every object," Hendrickson says. "The interesting thing with Disney is that…we have a lot of people who do painting and texture assignment on our geometry is our bread and butter-- it's how we do what we do. And so this technology is an enabler for us and also an enabler for the rest of the industry. It's just good for us to put this type of technology out there so that when people come to Disney when we recruit will know more about what Ptex is rather than having to go through a laborious training session."
Bill Desowitz is senior editor of AWN & VFXWorld.