Pixar is “not really interested in motion capture,” stated John Lasseter during the panel, “We still use keyframe animation.” What Lasseter says Pixar is interested in, is bringing in new blood so “this Golden Age of animation can live beyond the founders of the company.” - as reported by Deadline.com
“Every movie we do is a massive advancement,” Lasseter told the nearly full theater. “Every movie, we have something in it that we have no idea what we are doing.” Having said that, the Pixar boss warned fans of animation not to get too caught up in the technology. “What we’re taking about are tools. Amazing tools but not really different than pencils and paper. Tools do not create art,” he added to widespread agreement from the other panelists.
*Updated 5/29/12: A video clip of John Lasseter speaking at The Development of the Digital Animator panel has been posted to YouTube. The clip is only about a minute and a half long, but so informative.
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