Trivia

Hard

For The Movie Brave, Pixar Designers Spent Nearly Three Years Studying The Physics Of?

Hair
Landslides
Fire
Water
Movie poster artwork for the Disney Pixar movie Brave.
Pixar Animation Studios/The Walt Disney Company

Answer: Hair

Anyone with curly hair will tell you, curly hair is wild, full of life, and unpredictable in its movement when compared to the simple order of naturally straight hair. Given that just styling and managing curly hair in real life takes quite a bit of effort, it’s no surprise at all that capturing the liveliness of it in 3D graphics was a herculean task.

So herculean, in fact, that the designers at Pixar tasked with animating the curly and fiery hair of Brave‘s protagonist Merida spent nearly three years studying the physics of curly hair to get her larger-than-life mop to flow and bounce like real curly hair. In addition to their extensive study of curly hair, the design and rendering process alone was enormously time consuming: the scene in the movie where Merida removes her hood to reveal her hair took two months of dedicated work.

Thankfully, the work they did is transferable and what they learned modeling Merida’s hair can be used in future movies and to model other similar assets.

Trivia

Hard

Prior To The Launch Of Google’s Email Service, Who Did Gmail.com Service?

Trivia

Hard

The Inventor Of The Water Bed Was Denied A Patent Because Of Which Sci-Fi Author?

Trivia

Hard

What Causes Wint-O-Green Candies To “Spark” In Your Mouth?

Trivia

Hard

The Oldest Company Logo In Continuous Use Belongs To?

Trivia

Hard

The Blood Of What Marine Animal Is Used In Modern Medicine?

Trivia

Hard

Prior To The Advent Of Petrol-based Lubricants, What Was The Best Lubricant Available?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Countries Has The Safest Electrical Plug Design?

Trivia

Hard

Which U.S. President Has A Productivity System Named After Them?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The First Video Game Played In Space?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Vehicular Combat Video Game Was?