The Science Behind Pixar—Have a look behind the animation production!
The exhibition “The Science Behind PIXAR” is being held at Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck until September 16, 2019.
Pixar is an animation studio that has created so many world-famous anime works such as “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Cars.”
This exhibition reveals the back stories and secrets of how Pixar animation has created the famous characters.
This exhibition has been held at eight places in the US and Canada since 2015 and has been a hit. This is the first time to be held in Asia.
When you enter the venue, Buzz Lightyear welcomes you with a cool posture. There are more, such as Sally and Mike from “Monsters, Inc.,” Edna Mode from “The Incredibles” and Dory from “Finding Dory.” Of course you can take pictures with all of them!
This experience-based exhibition is divided into eight parts which are the keys to real animation production.
For example, you can create a virtual 3D model of a character, or design a 3D model to make the body, hair, and costume look real. Through these, you can learn about the techniques and science behind Pixar animation.
At each step, there is a workstation where you can move the adjustment bar freely, and you can experience changing facial expressions, movements and costumes of the characters.
Try changing the movements of their arms!
You can also move the bouncing lamp that appears at the beginning of Pixar works and create a short animation based on it.
You can play with the underwater world where Dolly swims: adjust its brightness, choose its color tone, and move the waves.
There is a mini model of the living room of Carl, and you can create various atmospheres by changing the brightness of lamps and ceiling lights, and changing the color, brightness and position of sunlight.
The dim, bluish light darkens the entire room, attracting attention to Carl’s face and emphasizing feelings of sadness.
All workstations have audio instructions in Japanese and English.
Look behind the scenes at how Pixar characters will look this summer!
From the editor:
The view from “Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck,” the venue of this exhibition, is exceptional!
After seeing the exhibition, sit on the counter chair and enjoy the view of Tokyo from 250 meters above sea level.
Name of exhibition: The Science Behind PIXAR
Session: April 13 (Sat), 2019 – September 16 (Mon, holiday), 2019 *Open every day during the exhibition period
Museum Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Last admission until 21:30)
Venue: Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills Observation Deck (Mori Tower 52F)
Access: Roppongi Sta. (subways), Azabu-juban Sta. (subways)
*The information herein is as of April 2019.