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Z-buffer

Z-buffer  n.— «Catmull invented texture mapping (the way to make digital surfaces “pour” over objects), the Z-buffer (an algorithm that tracks the virtual distance between pixels and a viewer, now standard in most personal...

scratch

scratch  adj.— «With the story reel complete, next comes the soundtrack. Disney animators use “scratch” voices rather than professional actors for preliminary dialog.» —“Welcome to Planet Pixar” by Austin...

sweatbox

sweatbox  n.— «Pixar’s story development process as well as its internal lexicon—including sweatbox, when the director critiques individual animations, and plus-ing, heaping more and more good ideas on a structure that’s already...

plus-ing

plus-ing  n.— «Pixar’s story development process as well as its internal lexicon—including sweatbox, when the director critiques individual animations, and plus-ing, heaping more and more good ideas on a structure that’s already...

Catmull-Rom spline

Catmull-Rom spline  n.— «Catmull invented texture mapping (the way to make digital surfaces “pour” over objects), the Z-buffer (an algorithm that tracks the virtual distance between pixels and a viewer, now standard in most...

plusing

plusing  n.— «Everything after the story reel is just plus-ing, like the clever labels added to cereal boxes in Wazowski’s apartment in Monsters.» —“Welcome to Planet Pixar” by Austin Bunn Wired June, 2004...