[ISEA94] Artist Statement: Tapio Takala & Co – Deja Vu


The video “Déja Vu” was produced at the Helsinki University of Technology in 1993-94 as a student project of a postgraduate computer graphics seminar discussing various animation techniques. The camera trajectories, as well as the motion of the objects (except the bats) are based on keyframe or procedural animation. A behavioral model, similar to that presented by Reynolds at Siggraph ’87, was used to create the flock movements: an invisible leader boid is followed by visible ones whose flight paths are generated from simple, predefined rules.

Duration 3:28

1993_ First renderings of the 3D computer graphics animation short film Déjà vu
  • Tapio Takala Helsinki University of Technology, Finland