This dancing cockatoo was in response to a challenge to replicate Pablo the Flamingo. There are a few tings goin on here to achieve the effect. The rendering is done with Three.JS and I used Blender to rig theĀ bird modelĀ from a flat image. The motion was achieved by mapping vertices to a "soft-body" structure using Physics.JS. It is possible to change the audio that the bird dances to. To get the volume levels from the audio I preprocessed the audio track with Sound.JS, this creates a bitmap image where each pixel colour corresponds to a volume level at a time point in the audio track. This bird briefly appeared in the contact us page of the old 303 Lowe website.
This sketch demonstrated how the bird is modeled on a soft body physics structure.