Phil McNally

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Phil "Captain 3D" McNally is a Northern Irish-born British/American animator best known for his work in 3-D film; in the 1990s, he legally changed his middle name to "Captain 3D".[1] The BBC describes him as a "leading pioneer of 3D animation.".[2] McNally is considered[by whom?] to be one of the most experienced stereographers in the world.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, McNally's first public presentation of his work was at SIGGRAPH 2000.[3] He subsequently moved to America, where he joined Industrial Light and Magic; as an animator. While at Industrial Light & Magic he supervised the 3D conversion of Chicken Little before moving to Disney Animation as the supervising Stereographer. He was then hired by Jeffrey Katzenberg at DreamWorks Animation, where he was given the task of developing and building the DreamWorks Animation 3D pipeline. He left DreamWorks Animation to become the Global Stereographer at Rocket Science 3D as well has to pursue his passion 3D movie making in Virtual Reality at Condition One.


  1. ^ "3rd dimension's the charm for tech wizard", at the LA Times; by Cristy Lytal; published March 22, 2009; retrieved January 20, 2014
  2. ^ Northern Ireland's Captain 3D goes fourth with Shrek at the BBC; by Cameron Mitchell; published 21 June 2010; retrieved 2 October 2011
  3. ^ Computer Animation Festival Fact Sheet SIGGRAPH 2000 website

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