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Course: Pixar in a Box>Unit 8

Lesson 2: Painting with randomness

Looking at different resolutions

Natural surfaces, like dinosaur skin, have a multiresolution structure, which means that when you look at the surface at different magnifications, you see different patterns and details. Understanding these multiresolution structures helps create more realistic textures in computer graphics, like in the movie "The Good Dinosaur.".

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• Isn't resolution how much detail the image has for zooming, not the magnification at which the photo is taken?
• Yes, you are correct. The resolution of an image is determined by the size of the 'dots' or in this case, the `size of the 'cells'` that make up a clear image. So zooming/magnifying raises the level of the resolution.
~Hope this helps :)
• At 1 : 21, what is natural pigmentation?
• natural pigmentation is the natural color of your skin or hair, it's what makes my hair brown and other people's hair blonde.
• imagine if they went into so much detail that they made the textures of the atoms, although, I think that would make their computers melt or explode
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• to make animation you can make this in KHAN ACADEMY.animation basic and make the skin in this math peterns
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• When we look at resolutions, I see how it can be helpful for many things, but when I watched the good dinosaur I didn't see much detail when the camera was zoomed fairly close to Arlo.
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• at 0 : 33, and some other places, it zooms in on animal skins, why does it matter what it looks like zoomed in? in the movie aren't we seeing it at a low resolution?
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• They are just wanting to emphasize that the skin is not all smooth, but just has a smoother looking texture. Yes, we may not see the fleshy close-up textures in the films or real life, but our eyes still see that the object has a texture, and isn't plastic.
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• so each time you zoom in it more interesting