Khan Academy is a free valuable learning resource online for all ages. I love the personalized dashboard so that myself or son can study at our own pace from home. There’s lessons for all ages in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more! We got to learn all about it and Pixar in a Box during my last Disney press trip. They even let us take part in some of the lessons!
At Khan Academy you get to take control of your learning by working on the skills you choose with the free online courses. You can sharpen your skills with over 100,000 interactive exercises. It’s not just for kids. It’s for everyone.
The courses are completely free for everyone, forever. There’s no ads and no subscriptions, ever. Khan Academy is a not‑for‑profit because they believe in a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
I love that everyone can learn at their own pace. Sometimes learners are held back because they need a different pace of learning than others. That’s what makes the Khan Academy so perfect for everyone. The more you use your brain the more it grows at any age!
Pixar in a Box is a collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy (sponsored by Disney). Here’s an overview of all the amazing lessons: effects, patterns, rigging, animation, environment modeling, character modeling, crowds, sets & staging, and rendering.
Now you can learn how effects are made at Pixar with Finding Dory. Learn from Pixar effects artists Eric Lacroix and Sarah Beth Eisinger. Effects is the animation of anything that moves but isn’t a character. Almost all the natural phenomenons in films such as dust, smoke fire, and water are created by the effects team. Now you can learn how it’s done with the new lesson!
In the lesson you’ll learn all about particle systems. They’ll teach you about water simulation, smooth collisions and how they create water surface using particles. The water in animation is so amazing especially in Finding Dory. The ocean looks so real!
Check out the Finding Dory Exploring Effects video below and get an overview of how effects are made at Pixar.
Start here!: Overview of this lesson.
You’ll even get to learn all about Matt Wong, a FX Technical Director at Pixar.
Exploring Effects | Pixar in a Box
Be sure to check out the Finding Dory Effects lesson at Khan Academy!
The Khan Academy has even partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.