Animal Logic


The LEGO Movie: Bricks, Bricks and More Bricks


Bryan Smith
Daniel Heckenberg
Jean- Pascal Ie Blanc

In The LEGO Movie, everything on the screen, from characters and sets to oceans and explosions, is realised with bricks. By building a brick library, we were able to automatically assemble optimized models from XML files output by LEGO Digital Designer. A sophisticated shader and numerous texture variations for each brick were also created, allowing us to produce models with high-quality default shading. For realistic lighting a Physically Based approach was used, as well as aggressive geometry instancing. To simulate imperfectly assembled models, a small procedural transform jitter was applied.

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