Check out this spot we have worked on in collaboration with weareflink, Hamburg, Germany.
The Munich team consists of Martin Sächsinger, Nils Engler, Stefan Galleithner and me.
Check out the vimeo page to see full credits: http://vimeo.com/25073794
But how to create a Paperworld? One of the greatest challenge was to create animations where pages of paper should fold to different geometrical objects. So we developed some “PaperTools” in Softimage ICE, simplifying this task.
I want to show you some tools we made for this projekt:
The following video shows a tech demo of an ICE compound where you can bend/fold a paper on any arbitrary position:
The next video shows an extension of the paper bending compound. You can place a null and a compound for each folding. Connecting a single scalar value to each of the folding compounds let you animate the whole folding process with just one slider:
We developed a shape blender allowing us to blend between a set of geometry shapes via spline interpolation. It’s only necessary to create a group of geometry forming the key-deformation of the folding process. The compound is able to interpolate in-between shapes for a smooth animation. It uses a spline interpolation to get nearly “round” folding paths.
The video shows the interpolation between 13 geometry shapes: