THE BIRD

An artificial bird with real-time animation and behavior. This was created for a project by Christian Moeller and will be part of a large clock art piece installed in the new Austin Texas Central Library. There will be a round screen in which the crow is seen looking around and making idle movements. All day the bird can be seen, looking and hopping around, cawing, flapping it's wings, and more. It is constantly visible through the day so real-time AI and animation are employed to help avoid repetition and add variability in movement and behavior.

Above is a still of the crow as it will be shown in the clock.

This video shows a few animations rendered in Maya.