15 TAMU VizLab Alums Helped Bring Oscar Winner ‘Zootopia’ To Life

Screen Shot 2017-03-08 at 5.55.56 PMFrom lifelike fur covering the anthropomorphic animal denizens of Disney Animation Studio’s feature, “Zootopia,” to realistic feathers that fluff dry and droop wet on “Piper,” the beachcombing namesake of Pixar Animation Studio’s wordless short, naturalistic textures animated by highly specialized digital artists helped garner 2017 Oscar awards for both studios. Among the creative experts contributing to the films’ success were 15 graduates of Texas A&M University’s visualization programs, and another “Vizzer,” as they are known, who is still pursuing a visualization degree.

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