Presenter

Biography
Paul Kanyuk is a Crowds Technical Supervisor at Pixar Animation Studios with credits on "Cars", "Ratatouille", "Wall-E", "Up", "Cars 2", "Brave", "Monster’s University", "Lava", "The Good Dinosaur", "Finding Dory", "Cars 3", and "incredible 2". His specialty is crowd simulation, shading, and rendering, and he is responsible for the procedural animation and rendering of numerous crowd spectacles, including the hordes of rats in "Ratatouille", the deluge of falling passengers in "Wall-E", and the vicious pack of talking dogs in "Up". Paul earned his BSE in Digital Media Design at the University of Pennsylvania and teaches courses in RenderMan and Crowd Simulation.