Disney’s animators have always been considered some of the best in the world and now one of them, Glen Keane, is showing us how to embrace the future in form of Virtual Reality for that kind of work. It was Glen Keane that brought The Little Mermaid Ariel to the big screens over 25 years ago and the possible tools to create such a thing have changed a lot in that time.
Keane is using an HTC Vive virtual reality headset and Tilt Brush, a VR drawing and animation tool that got acquired by Google earlier this year, as he takes us on a little trip into his world. This isn’t the first time that Glen Keane ventures into the virtual world that lets us experience everything in 360 degrees, he has previously created an animated short film called Duet which plays on a 360-degree stage.
The new video doesn’t just show the technical aspect as so many VR videos do, Keane also shares his thought on the whole deal as well as what drawing means to him. It isn’t so much about the drawing itself, it’s about entering a whole new world where he becomes the thing that he creates. You can watch the 5-minute long video below, it’s well worth it.
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