The first Toy Story film was released in 1995, and in the opening week, it quickly achieved the highest grossing film title, grossing over $ 373 million worldwide. Both critics and audiences praised the technical innovations behind the film's 3D animation technology, the sophistication, the wit, the originality of the script and storyline, music, characters, and even voiceover stage. 24 years later, Toy Story 4 still maintains those standards, even going further. After watching, many Internet users have shown extremely sophisticated details in the graphics of this latest film, showing how serious and effort Pixar has been at work.
Toy Store 4 brings back familiar characters, like Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and Jessie (Joan Cusack), along with new toys like Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), Forky ( Tony Hale) … The story of Part 4 takes place as soon as Part 3 ends, when Andy hands over his favorite toys to Bonnie, a girl preparing to go to kindergarten.
Since Toy Story (1995), Pixar's advances in graphics have helped create scenes and characters that were previously impossible to achieve. However, the studio maintains the original appearance and appearance of the characters throughout the series. And that's even more impressive when you realize that because of the use of new, more advanced software tools, filmmakers have to completely rebuild the characters from previous movies.
"If we use the Woody character from Toy Store 2, it's like you put a CD-ROM in the Blu-ray player "- director Josh Cooley said. "Simplicity is not possible".
"We created this world. We don't want to break it out "- Production designer Bob Pauley added.
According to Pauley, the scene of the extremely realistic storm movie in Toy Story 4 could not be built in previous movies. In the first film, filmmakers wanted to set up a scene of a storm, when Woody and Buzz were trapped in Sid's room, but they were limited by the technology and experience of the development team. So they had to compromise and instead of setting up a pouring rain, they had to set the scene of rain drops on the window looking from inside the bedroom.
With today's technology, creating realistic raindrops is much easier. Dust can also be added on the floor, on cabinets and many other things, not to mention the small details like spider web that contribute to the darker nook areas become scary.
Perhaps the biggest improvement since Toy Story in the first part is the ability to render images with reflected light. For example, in the first film, it takes up to half a day to create a simple mirror image of a mirror. Today, it is automated. A mirror will automatically be erected with a reflective surface and the mirror image also automatically changes according to the character standing in front of the mirror.
Producer Jonas Rivera said the studio has found a way to improve the quality of graphics in Toy Story 4 while ensuring visual consistency with previous movies.
"We hope that if you review all of the movie sequences in turn, they will still have similarities. You will see improvements, but we have worked hard to maintain our cohesion. "