By Paul Miller, Vice President of Marketing, HPE Software-defined and Cloud Group
We live in a world without dragons, yet we’re enamored by them. Many of the most watched movies and TV shows include dragons.
Imagine The Hobbit films without Smaug or Game of Thrones without Daenerys’ dragons.
It just doesn’t feel right. Yet the computational requirements for animating such large creatures are astronomical.
In fact, DreamWorks Animation actually needed to cut the dragon from certain scenes in its 2001 animated film Shrek because she was too computationally heavy for their IT environment at the time.In the past 20 years, DreamWorks Animation has produced more than 30 feature films, 13 television shows, and many franchises such as Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Madagascar.

For animation studios like DreamWorks, it often takes longer than their live action counterparts to release films; artists must draw each movement frame by frame so that actions are smooth and realistic.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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