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Trying to Woo Animators, Disney Accidentally Invents “The Paperman Method”

March 5, 2013

The company’s Meander software created a gorgeous new style of film by solving one small problem: digital animation software can’t draw curves. Brian Whited, Senior Software Developer at Disney, says: “I would go to an artist and ask them to draw curves, over and over again. I’d say, ‘Does that feel right?’ and they’d say, ‘Oh, that’s a little off, that’s not exactly what I wanted. That was probably the first six months of development.”

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