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### Course: Pixar in a Box > Unit 12

Lesson 1: Modeling with subdivision surfaces- Start here!
- Introduction to subdivision surfaces
- 1. Split vs. average
- Interactive: Split and average
- 2. Subdivide operation
- Subdivision
- 3. Subdividing your own designs
- Interactive: Build your own shape
- 4. Subdivision in 3D
- Interactive: Subdivision in 3D
- Subdivision in 3D
- Getting to know Alonso Martinez

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# Start here!

Welcome to the Character Modeling topic!

# Welcome to character modeling!

## In this topic, we'll explore how clay models are transformed into digital characters using weighted averages.

### This topic contains two lessons:

**Appropriate for all ages****Design your own character using digital modeling tools.**

**Appropriate for grades seven through high school****Discover the equations used at Pixar to calculate subdivision surfaces.**

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- How did Pixar begin?(100 votes)
- Lucas Films made Pixar as the first animation computer of its power in fact toy story was the first animated movie of it's kind.(17 votes)

- is it fun making chararters?(9 votes)
- If you enjoy it yes, I enjoy it!(1 vote)

- how do u get them to look so 3D(8 votes)
- shading, computer programs, and skills that I don't have. you will learn how to do it later in Pixar in a box. just don't give up(9 votes)

- why do we need pixer(3 votes)
- Have you watched the movie toy story? If you have don't you see at the very first part it says PIXAR and also in the movie real people are not there (fiction) it's animated so basically PIXAR is a animation company they animate,create,model ect. so we need pixar or else would toy story movie be there?No so it is a animation company

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Playnowida PS:please reply Kayla also it's pixar not pixer(6 votes)

- How did Pixar collaborated with Disney(4 votes)
- Disney bought Pixar Studios in 2006 for $7.4 billion(8 votes)

- ain't nothing but a heartache(4 votes)

- how did the enconto movie be sus(4 votes)
- will we make movies? probobly not right?(5 votes)
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I can understand your frustrations with technical The Help Desk community is where you can post.

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Here there is many that can help you on using Khan Academy etc.(4 votes)

- how can you get a job at pixar? Like what classes should you take to be able to do that.(2 votes)
- art, science,math and animation! you should be "good" at those to get in!(3 votes)