“The art challenges the technology,
and the technology inspires the art.”

John Lasseter

Technology has always played an important part in Pixar’s movie making process, and while we remain very proud of the numerous innovations, patents and film industry awards attributed to our scientific teams, we are most proud that our amazing technology enables us to do one thing well:  tell our stories.



OPEN SUBDIV

OpenSubdiv is a set of open source libraries that implement high performance subdivision surface (subdiv) evaluation on massively parallel CPU and GPU architectures.
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UNIVERSAL SCENE DESCRIPTION

Universal Scene Description (USD) is the first publicly available software that addresses the need to robustly and scalably interchange and augment arbitrary 3D scenes that
may be composed from many
elemental assets.
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RESEARCH

The primary mission of the Pixar Research Group is to develop new technology for use in our films. We are also developing new methods for exporting our characters to other media, such as games and animatronic robots.
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