*****Disclosure I attending the Disney Frozen Event Press Trip, my flight and expenses were covered by Disney and all opinions are my own
On the Frozen Press Trip we interviewed a lot of people. We interviewed the two directors and the producer inside my favorite building. Inside is just as magical as the outside, the walls are constantly changing with whatever movie the team is working on. The walls are covered in Frozen right now.
We were able to spend some time with the merchandise.
Where we saw sketches of all the characters.
And a drawing of the ice castle
I learned a lot about my favorite character Olaf and how much he just LOVES summer.
Plus I got to rig him!
What is rigging?
Before a 3D character model can be handed over to the team of animators, it must be bound to a system of joints and control handles so that the animators can pose the model. This process is typically completed by artists known as character technical directors (TDs), or riggers.
The Character Department and Why A Rig is needed: