“Flap Flap Away – Animation Cycle Multiplexing” by Kao and Otto

  • ©Sandy Kao and Simon Otto

  • ©Sandy Kao and Simon Otto

  • ©Sandy Kao and Simon Otto



Entry Number: 52


    Flap Flap Away - Animation Cycle Multiplexing



    The use of animation cycle multiplexing technique was first deployed on How to Train Your Dragon at Dreamworks to accomplish the ambitious task of animating many winged characters with limited resources. It has since been adopted through software platform changes, working with award winning software Premo, to its current form in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. It would not have been possible to accomplish the film with the level of visual complexity due to production budget and time constraints.


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