“Cloth animation for Star Wars: Episode I “The Phantom Menace”” by McLaughlin and Anderson

  • ©Tim McLaughlin and John Anderson



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    Production & Animation and Rendering


    Cloth animation for Star Wars: Episode I “The Phantom Menace”

Session/Category Title:   Star Wars Episode I Technical Animation Challenges



    There were two key challenges in designing the procedural animation software for the clothing in “Episode I:” development of appropriate representations for the physical properties of the large range of materials that were needed for the film, and development of a set of controls to define the performance aspects of the clothing.

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