"A few years ago, DisneyResearch unveiled new automata software, improving user-accessibility and improving the quality of motion:
There's similar software on the internet, but not Disney's per se. They did release their white papers…"
"Yes, not necessarily faster at all!
If the animatronic has pre-determined moves, then it's really just automata with a stepper motor. I will depend on complexity of motion, repetition of action, length of labour (and budget...) as to whether…"
"The farther away an object is, the more dark tones (including shadows) blend with the sky. What is dark or light is measured relative to the sky (including clouds). Blending includes tone/hue.
In real life, atmosphere can look more dense, simply…"