Well now, this is something!
A collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Sponsored by Disney.
Don’t let the kid-friendly intro video put you off exploring the content. It all seems very good and there’s loads of mathematics, as you would expect from Khan Academy. They cover modelling, animation, rendering and other fun subjects like crowd ‘combinatorics’. I didn’t spot anything on lighting though, outside of the context of rendering.
- Pixar’s RenderMan is now free, for all non-commercial purposes, including evaluations, education, research, and personal projects. The non-commercial version of RenderMan is fully functional without watermark or limitation.
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- The LEGO Movie – “Creating the Bricks”
- ILM ‘Behind the Magic’