Jerome Ranft and Joe Farrer both had clay in common, and by the end of the day, he was making fun of Jerome, which he loved. Ranft jokes, "It was like a warm hug from that guy, because he was laughing at the way I worked."
It's a great sign once you start talking about those details, that the general form is being accepted and it's what the design leads are going to want as the character, which is the goal. The goal is to pre-visualize character design.
John Lasseter and the other executives at Pixar provide us with the details on CARS 3, ranging from the Chevy parts department to gender reassignments, during a media Q&A.
Pixar’s Jay Shuster (Production Designer), Michael Comet (Characters Supervisor), and Jude Brownhill (Directing Animator) get down to the details on the Cars 3 animation process.
Kick the tires and look under the hood of these two, this is where we find the heart and soul of the latest Pixar picture - Cars 3. Jay Ward and Ray Evernham shine a light on what really creates a vivid animated classic.