Paul Kanyuk

Paul Kanyuk

Senior Technical Director / 19 yrs

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Crowds Technical Supervisor

Elemental (2023)

Crowds Tech Supervisor

Pete (2022)

Crowds Technical Supervisor

Turning Red (2022)

Crowds Technical Supervisor

Onward (2020)

Crowds Technical Supervisor

Incredibles 2 (2018)

crowd td

Cars 3 (2017)

crowds technical supervisor

Finding Dory (2016)

Global Tech TD

Lava (2011)

Crowds Technical Director

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Software Engineer

Monsters University (2013)

Lead Crowds Technical Director

Brave (2012)

Crowd Rendering and Simulation TD

Cars 2 (2011)

Simulation & Crowds Artist

Up (2009)

Visual Effects

Burn-E (2008)

Crowds Lead

Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales (2008)

Crowds Technical Director

WALL·E (2008)

Crowds And Simulation Artist

WALL·E (2008)

Crowds Technical Director

Ratatouille (2007)

Shading TD and Render Optimization TD

Cars (2006)

Paul Kanyuk is a Lead Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios with credits on Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, Cars 2, Brave, and Monster’s University. 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 at the University of Pennsylvania and teaches courses in RenderMan and Crowd Simulation at AAU.
Work History
  • Lead Technical Director


    June 2005 - Present
  • Instructor

    Academy of Art University

    November 2005 - March 2010
  • University of Pennsylvania

    2001 - 2005