Just ahead of the release of the new original series, “Baymax”, Disney has announced that the first two seasons of “Baymax Dreams” is coming to Disney+ in the United States on Wednesday 8th June 2022.
“Baymax Dreams” premiered in 2018 and is a series of three experimental shorts based on the Emmy Award-nominated television series, “Big Hero 6 The Series.”
In a dream simulation, Baymax battles evil sheep, bed bugs, and…several versions of himself!! The adventure continues for 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. If dealing with the academic pressure of being the new kid at the prestigious San Fransokyo Institute of Technology weren’t enough, it’s off campus where things really get tricky. Hiro and Baymax, along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, unite to form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6, protecting their city from a colorful array of scientifically-enhanced villains intent on creating chaos and mayhem!
This short series was created by a multiplatform real-time animation team of artists and technicians at TVA, which consists of artists and technicians with backgrounds in film, television, virtual reality, and interactive content. To create Baymax Dreams, they’ve used innovative workflows and game engines to allow for faster iteration and rendering, streamlined content re-use, and interactive experiences.
The first season of Baymax capitalized on real-time rendering technology functionality, employing non-linear workflows and tools frequently used in the gaming industry.
While the second season of “Baymax Dreams” brings those innovations and enhancements to life. Highlights include new and innovative capabilities in visual effects, lighting and shading. The result is that this season’s shorts exhibit premium quality, despite being produced – in a fraction of the time – using the game engine.
The second season “Baymax Dreams” also introduces human characters for the first time. The DTVA and DTCI teams used humanoid animation – achieving the benefits of top-quality animation combined with a real-time feed-back loop. DTCI Technology also created a number of artist-friendly tools to help speed up this creative process, enabling Disney artists to efficiently export sequences of animation from the game engine along with entire editorial decision lists that could be read and edited in traditional editing tools. Leveraging the game engine and the real-time feedback loop, the standard challenges accomplishing precise character animation can be mitigated faster, speeding up the entire production process without compromising quality.
Are you looking forward to watching “Baymax Dreams” on Disney+?
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