Guido Quaroni

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Guido Quaroni
Born (1967-11-09) November 9, 1967 (age 46)
Pavia, Italy
Other names Guido
Occupation Voice Actor, Computer Scientist and Visual Effects Supervisor

Guido Quaroni (born November 9, 1967) is an Italian voice actor and Supervising Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. He was one of the developers of solidThinking, a NURBS based 3D modeling and rendering software.

He attended the faculty of Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano in Milan Italy from 1987 to 1992. In 1991 Quaroni started his professional career as a software engineer designing and writing the first version of solidThinking, a NURBS based 3D modeling and rendering software for the NeXT platform. solidThinking was awarded as the best new application in the "CAD and 3D" category at NeXTWORLD EXPO held in San Francisco in June 1993.

In 1996 Quaroni interviewed during SIGGRAPH in New Orleans for a position at Pixar and in January 1997 he moved to the U.S. to start working on Toy Story 2.

Quaroni worked initially as a generalist Technical Director on Toy Story 2 performing modeling, articulation, shading and special effect tasks. In 2000 he was promoted sequence supervisor for the movie Monsters, Inc. focusing on dynamic simulations and special effects. Upon completion of the movie in 2001, Quaroni moved to the Software R&D division leading the team responsible for the shading and texturing production pipeline.

In 2007 Quaroni returned to production taking the role of Supervising Technical Director for the movie Toy Story 3 leading the teams responsible for characters, sets, animation controls, surface materials, lighting, special effects and rendering.

As a Voice Actor, Quaroni provided voices for three of Pixar's feature films,[1] Monsters, Inc., Cars, and Cars 2. He has also performed additional voices on Tokyo Mater.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Position
1999 Toy Story 2 Modeling, Shading, Artuculation and FX Artist
2001 Monsters, Inc. Sequence Supervisor: Simulation and Effect/Voice of Tony the Grosser
2003 Finding Nemo Lead Studio Tools Research and Development
2004 The Incredibles Lead Studio Tools Research and Development
2006 Cars Lead Studio Tools Research and Development/Voice of Guido
2007 Ratatouille Production Engineering Team Lead
2008 WALL-E Production Engineering Team Lead
2008 Tokyo Mater Additional Voices
2010 Toy Story 3 Supervising Technical Director
2011 Cars 2 Voice of Guido
2013 Monsters University Supervising Technical Director

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Internet Movie Database page on Guido Quaroni