Science Behind Pixar Exhibit Opening In Portland Oregon

Science Behind Pixar Exhibit Opening In Portland Oregon

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (better known as STEM) and computer science concepts play a huge part in film making.  Without these concepts, our favorite Pixar films, such as Toy Story and Inside Out, would never have been created for all of us to enjoy.  Have you ever wondered how these concepts are used to create these works of art? You will want to check out The Science Behind Pixar show.  The Science Behind Pixar was created by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios.

The Science Behind Pixar exhibition will be located at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon from February 23, 2019 to September 2, 2019.  This 13,000 square foot exhibit includes different exhibits which are both screen-based activities as well as physical interactive exhibits.  The exhibits explore the process in which a Pixar movie is created.  The exhibits include:

  • Story and Art
  • Modeling
  • Rigging
  • Surfaces
  • Sets and Cameras
  • Animation
  • Simulation
  • Lighting
  • Rendering

The exhibit also includes videos of Pixar employees giving their first-hand accounts of how the field of computer animation has been revolutionized by technological innovations.  Throughout the exhibition, visitors are invited to experience different jobs at the Pixar studio, including lighting, designer, animator, modeler and more!

This exhibit is perfect for all ages, making it the perfect introduction into STEM concepts for the young and old alike! The Science of Pixar opens February 23, 2019 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Source: Pixar/ The Science Behind Pixar

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