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Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

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December 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

Fine arts background shapes Zack Petroc's digital animation career

By Julie Troha

Zack Petroc graduated from CIA in 1997 with a BFA in sculpture. Now he’s at the top of the digital sculpture and animation fields, working as a model supervisor at Disney Feature Animation. Through Zack Petroc Studios (zackpetroc.com) he creates unique new content and offers training for digital artists around the world. He spoke with us after the release of Big Hero 6, which has been nominated for the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

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