watchOS 10 includes a new Snoopy face for Apple Watch, and the comic-style watch is full of surprises. In a new interview this week, the team behind Snoopy's face discusses the process of creating this fun addition to the Apple Watch.
With just a few minutes of Snoopy's watch face shows how dynamic it can be. Snoopy and Woodstock are full of surprises every time you look at the clock, and they snooze in the doghouse when the always-on display is dimmed.
According to GQ, Apple developed “ a scene compositing engine that can rotate certain clips by six degrees every minute, and a Snoopy decision engine that determines the optimal time to present them without too many repetitions.”
This level of contextual awareness rivals even Siri's watch face.
“You wouldn't believe the little things we go into to make it work from every angle, but going into my first meeting with Apple, I thought, 'I don't even know if I'm smart enough.' wear this watch,”” says Paige Braddock, chief creative officer of Charles M Schulz Creative Associates.
The meeting between Apple and the custodians of Snoopy was actually the first in-person meeting of the Watch team. after the pandemic” according to GQ.
Members of the monitoring team shared some behind-the-scenes details of that first meeting:
“I& “As a rule, I'm very organized people,” says Gary Butcher, user interface designer at Apple. “So I thought, 'We have a limited amount of time together and there might be some anxiety, so I'll print out 148 sheets of blank paper and we need to leave the room after filling out each one.' these pages.” By the end of the day we hadn't touched the wall of A3 papers, but there were tons of sketches lying on the table.”
“Snoopy has a way of bridging the generation gap “says Eric Charles of Apple Watch Product Marketing. “What's really interesting about this strip is that the scenarios that Snoopy finds himself in still connect with the audience that grew up with him and the new audience that he's being introduced to.”
The new Snoopy watch face is available on watchOS 10 and later. Apple officially released a software update for Apple Watch Series 4 and later on Monday. The full text of the GQ article can be read here.