News Release

  • Press Release
  • Sep.12, 2019

Polygon Pictures Developing In-House Renderer, PPixel!
Realizing Efficient Renders and Unique Visuals

Polygon Pictures Inc. ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan), is proud to announce the development of the rendering software, PPixel.

PPixel is an in-house renderer specializing in non-photorealistic rendering (NPR), starting with our cel-shaded CG style.*
With the diversity of visual styles being demanded in recent years, this software will be an indispensable tool in the creation of new looks, incorporating the ideas and know-how cultivated by our studio over many years.
Through the development and implementation of PPixel, in addition to the creation of highly unique visual styles, by fusing PPixel and our existing production pipeline we can focus on this NPR look to realize further efficiencies such as improved processing speeds and reduced render times. This allows us to achieve higher quality visuals with even higher productivity than at any time before.

In addition to development of CG technologies themselves, our studio has begun incorporating recent advances from the IT field in order to facilitate even more efficient production. By insourcing development of certain types of software required for high-end video production, we can maintain our position on the cutting edge of both the CG and IT fields.

* Cel-shading: a method of replicating the look of hand-drawn cel animation in 3D CG.