Paul Kanyuk is a Crowds and Animation 2nd Unit 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", "Incredibles 2", and "Onwards". 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 at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Paul Kanyuk, is also known since Nov 4th 2019 as GelatoVonBismarck, is a demoscene newb and learned about the artform from Inigo Quilez (IQ) when they were coworkers. He first mustered the guts to try it out with his "wild category" winning submission to the Pixar 2017 Demo Party, "Terminal 5 Jingle Beeps". Inspired by Julien Guertault (Zavie) and Daniel Lindholm (Dropkickmonk3y)'s talk at Siggraph Asia 2018, Paul is giving a proper 64k intro a try with his latest piece, "Total ZAG".