Engineering Director, Avatars
Roblox
US

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Tom Sanocki

Engineering Director for Avatars at Roblox.

Formerly Engineering Manager at Facebook AR/VR (Horizons) and CEO of Limitless, VR startup building a platform for believable characters in virtual reality (acquired by Lytro).

Character/Cinematics Tech Art Lead at Bungie, working on realtime cinematics, cloth simulation, social spaces, and characters for Destiny.
11 years as a Character Lead with Pixar; master rigging and character simulation; co-designed and implemented Pixar's next-gen simulation pipeline; rig and master rigged a number of characters, including Mater in Cars and Kevin in Up.

VES award for Outstanding Character Animation in a Feature Animated Film (for Mater in Cars).

Inventor or co-inventor on 5 character-related patents; presentations at SIGGRAPH and GDC.

IMDB profile: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2456062/

 

 

 

Film Credits

Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, Up, Brave, Monsters University, Good Dinosaur (uncredited), Destiny 1 (game), Destiny 2 (game)

Awards

VES award for Outstanding Character in an Animated Feature Film (Mater in Cars) Most Innovative VR experience from Cinefest (Gary the Gull)