For the 7th season of Dora the Explorer, the Production went HD and took this opportunity to give the entire show a makeover. More 3D was going to be used and the interactive moments in the show were going to be updated to look more current. Re-envisioning the interactive Map moment was one of those “we’re not sure what we want but we know what we don’t want” challenges. After two groups were given the opportunity to see what could be done my department was next. With the talents of my 3D artist Andrea Yomtob, we were able to come up with a new Map that replicated the look of the old Map while creating a new Map that was more immersive and alive.
In 2012 Andrea did a presentation at the LightWave booth for Siggraph on the work we did for Dora. She talks about how LightWaveplayed a key role in the creative and technical process in creating this new Map.