Disney Releases Production Assets for R&D and Education
The production of animated feature films involves large amounts of data which can present many different challenges. However, these challenges may not be obvious without access to real production data. At Walt Disney Animation Studios we want to facilitate research that solves real problems; therefore we are making a selection of production data available here. We encourage researchers and engineers to investigate and use these data sets for research purposes, and we look forward to seeing what new techniques they may inspire.
Moana Island Scene
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This data set contains everything necessary to render a version of the Motunui island featured in the 2016 film “Moana”. The scene is chosen to represent some of the challenges we currently encounter in a typical production environment. Most notably it includes large amounts of geometry created through instancing as well as complex volumetric light transport. There are many other challenges which are frequently encountered in production rendering and which are not represented in this scene (examples include motion blur and a large number of light sources to name just two). Still, we hope that this will be a useful dataset for developing, testing and benchmarking new rendering algorithms.
Cloud Data Set
A large and highly detailed volumetric cloud data set, intended to be used for various purposes, including movie and game production as well as research. The entire data set is available in the “cloud” package.