You might be surprised how Tinkerbell in ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ was made

A full breakdown of the Framestore workflow from actor capture to final character.

This week on the befores & afters podcast, we’re talking to Framestore about the Disney+ film from David Lowery called Peter Pan & Wendy.

In particular, we go in-depth on the character Tinkerbell, played by actor Yara Shahidi. I was stunned to learn that in the film, Tinkerbell is a complete CG character, of course informed by Yara’s performance.

With Framestore VFX supe Nicolas Chevallier and head of creatures Pierre-Loic Hamon, we walk through the digital double workflow that Framestore followed. That involved photogrammetry scans, 4D scans and a solver step utilizing Dynamic XYZ’s toolset.

PLus we talk about Framestore’s own proprietary software and animation artistry used in the process.

This episode of the befores & afters podcast is sponsored by Kitsu from CGWire. Together, we are all winners. This is the mantra of Kitsu a collaboration platform for VFX productions. With Kitsu, communication happens as if all the teams are in the same room. Producers can dispatch tasks, do reports, and collect deliveries at a glimpse. Artists know what they have to do and can publish their work easily, while the director can watch all the preview versions and send feedback directly to the team. As a result, you ship better pictures and your studio can handle more projects seamlessly. With Kitsu, you will unleash your full potential!

Check out the podcast below.

Listen in to the podcast below, and also check out a clip involving Tinkerbell.

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