SA '19- SIGGRAPH ASIA Computer Animation Festival

Full Citation in the ACM Digital Library

Deloitte: at the beginning of everything

World's largest consulting firm Deloitte has released the global campaign 'Make Your Impact' via Deloitte Digital. Deloitte invited Onesal to design and animate the brand film for the campaign. Our task was to illustrate new technologies and its impact in the world in an optimistic, inviting way, showing how decisions we make today, make tomorrow. Starting with a green dot, we did an abstract exploration of the evolution of the dot from different perspectives. Transforming, expanding, and creating new meaning, yet always returning the circular green dot to start over.


The fox who wants to be a mascot for the city goes to a mascot training academy. He lives in a very tiny house and works many part-time jobs. He is still getting many Mascot auditions with taking loans at a high-interest rates for undergoing plastic surgery.

Pumpers paradise

How would a world work that's all about being fit and muscle-packed? Simple everyday situations become real challenges for the Pumper: If it does not seem appropriate or even impossible to train in a situation, the Pumpers still find a way to satisfy their training needs in a comical manner.

400 MPH

On the Bonneville salt flats, the sound of roaring engines can be heard in the distance. At the wheel is Icarus, a chimpanzee hell-bent on transcending the limits of speed. Aboard iconic and increasingly powerful vehicles, Icarus will attempt to reach the ultimate speed of 400 Mph, thought to be impossible for land vehicles. As Icarus reaches for the sky, will he prevail or be consumed by his self-destructive quest?


"Splendor" is an algorithmic computer animation piece featuring geometrical patterns found in Japanese traditional crafts. This work specifically focused on Kiriko (Japanese cut glass) and Kumiko (Japanese wooden lattice work). Both are characterized by intricate geometrical patterns by expert craftsmanship. I attempted to simulate those traditional patterns using a method called L-system which is mainly used for simulating the growth of plants in the field of CGI.

The ostrich politic

Ostriches carry on their daily activities burying their heads, believing It's an instinctive behavior. However, one day a research by phylogeneticist Dr. Kays proves otherwise.


It's teatime ! Unfortunately for Phileas all his teaboxes are empty ! He decides to go get some to the source, in China!

Kinky kitchen

Choosen kitchen utensils and groceries are leading a life of their own. In an intimate moment filled with lust they interact in an untypical way. The viewer experiences the pleasure of their sensuality through sounds that at first set them on the wrong track.


When a lifelong friend departs, a stubborn old man has to face his inner fears in order to restore peace to his mind.

NASA's black marble night lights used to examine disaster recovery in Puerto Rico

At night, Earth is lit up in bright strings of roads dotted with cities and towns as human-made artificial light takes center stage. During 2017's Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's lights went out. In the days, weeks and months that followed, NASA researchers developed neighborhood-scale maps of lighting in communities across Puerto Rico. To do this, they combined satellite data of Earth at night from the NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite with USGS/NASA Landsat data and OpenStreetMap data. They monitored where and when the electricity grid was restored, and analyzed the demographics and physical attributes of neighborhoods longest affected by the power outages. Power failures across Puerto Rico's rural communities accounted for 61 percent of the estimated cost of 3.9 billion customer-interruption hours, six months after Hurricane Maria. These regions are primarily rural in the mountainous interior of the island where residents were without power for over 120 days. However, even more heavily populated areas had variable recovery rates between neighborhoods, with suburbs often lagging behind urban centers. The absence of electricity as seen in the night lights data offers a new way to visualize storm impacts to vulnerable communities across the entirety of Puerto Rico on a daily basis.

Best friend

In a near future, a lonely man is addicted to a product called "Best Friend" which offers him perfect virtual friends.


KIDS is a game of crowds. The project consists of a short film, an interactive animation and an art installation. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? Who is steering the crowd? What if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where does the individual end and the group begin? What is done by choice, and what under duress? KIDS was made using traditional 2D hand-drawn line animation in black and white. The animation was assembled, composited and choreographed using a game engine with a custom-made animation system in conjunction with physics simulations. The characters in a crowd behave much like matter: They attract and repel, lead and follow, grow and shrink, align and separate. They are purely defined by how they relate to one other -without showing any distinguishable features. KIDS is the second collaboration of filmmaker Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach after their project PLUG & PLAY. The project is co-produced by Playables, SRG SSR and Arte. The app is published by Double Fine Presents for mobile devices and computers.

Deepness of the fry

What makes us special? What makes us stand out? What makes us unique? Nothing.

Birth of planet earth fulldome excerpt: photosynthesis in a chromatophore

This visualization of the quantum-mechanical process of photosynthesis involved combining structural models from atomic, protein, organelle, and cell scales. We descend into a prehistoric hot spring, revealing primitive bacteria which use an early form of photosynthesis to turn sunlight into chemical energy in structures called chromatophores. This fulldome animation follows the energy through progressively more stable forms: a captured photon, electronic excitation, pumped protons, and finally, synthesis of ATP molecules. The team used VMD, a GPU-accelerated molecular visualization tool, to create geometric abstractions from a 5-million-atom static snapshot of the scientific research model. To achieve an organic flight path through the 3D data, they adapted their Virtual Director camera choreography software to interface with VMD. In Houdini, they choreographed particle effects which were then exported to VMD for rendering of the hero chromatophore. Nine more layers were rendered in Houdini's Mantra, including 500,000 instanced chromatophores and particle effects, 300 high-resolution cell membranes, and depth passes to control luminance and depth effects. The visualization treatments from Houdini and VMD were combined in Nuke for a seamless flight through this dynamic microscopic light show.

The gift

After the huge success of Manor's 2017 film "The Drawing", Manor & BETC Shopper once again trusted Passion Paris with the production of a second Christmas film, "The Gift". We are in the same enchanting world, but, in this season's film, again directed by AgainstAllOdds, one of Santa's witty little elves becomes our endearing hero! We follow the story of Elfred, as he desperately struggles to build up THE perfect plan to avoid ending up as one of the gifts under the tree! But in the end.... he learns that appearances can be misleading. A new Christmas tale, full of action, humor and most importantly, magic and tenderness.


Ratatoskr is a three minutes full CG diploma project based on the norse mythology, which was a rich, wild and culturally relevant source of inspiration for our film. Our tale of the squirrel Ratatoskr, his friend Eikpyrnir and the tree of life Yggdrasil, offers everything that makes a good film: from engaging characters, varied story worlds over inspired artwork, mystical patterns and colors down to historically and economically relevant conflicts. Ratatoskr is a story about greed.


A little boy speaks about hedgehogs all the time to everybody.

The heretic (part 1)

In a future when humans and technology are intertwined, we have yet to discover the origins of our fairy tales.


The film is about when human beings are consuming delicious seafood, at the same time, sea animals are suffering from the trash we made. In an izakaya, a chef notices a group of special guests. He decides to serve them with a variety of signature dishes. He picks up a detergent bottle and several straws, putting down on the cut board. He cuts the bottle in pieces and slices the straws as a kind of seasoning. Later, he picks styrofoam with plastic pieces to make sushi, and uses different materials such as cigarette butt, plastic bottle and so forth, to make a plastic rice bowl. After a period of time, he finishes all the dishes and serves all of them to the customers- a green turtle, albatross and seal. They are stunned because what they expect is the fresh and delicious seafood which the izakaya serves to the human customers.


Spring is the story of a shepherd girl and her dog, who face ancient spirits in order to continue the cycle of life. This poetic and visually stunning short film was written and directed by Andy Goralczyk, inspired by his childhood in the mountains of Germany.


Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals start a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.

Birth of planet earth fulldome excerpt: the collision that formed the moon

This visualization of a scientific simulation shows the giant impact that formed the Moon. 4.5 billion years ago, the early Earth collided with a Mars-sized rock called "Theia", resulting in a spinning disk of lava and vaporized rock hotter than the surface of the sun. In this sequence, we see the first 24 hours of the 100-year process of our Moon's formation. This 1.1 million-point smoothed particle hydrodynamics model was 32 gigabytes and featured 492 data snapshots, which were interpolated by a factor of ten to play back smoothly on a 4K fulldome cinema screen. Using Houdini, special sprites used instanced spheres with a procedural falloff shader to face the hemispherical camera lens, to prevent intersection artifacts as particles evolved from solid to liquid to gas, and to avoid camera intersection. Other particles were surfaced as solids and liquids, and dynamic geometry lights allowed the emissive surfaces to illuminate diffuse surfaces. Processing and rendering a million translucent sprites was prohibitive on the AVL's 30-machine cluster, so the team used their custom Blurend pipeline to process imagery on the Blue Waters supercomputer. The shot was completed in Nuke, adding a Milky Way background and grading the mixing planet-forming material.

Iam Twisq

Hong Kong is known as a concrete jungle and we seek for a different angle to review Hong Kong's city landscape from the sight of a bird. The music video of "Iam Twisq" is re-creating an urban playground by animating shapes, forms and colours extracted from the original buildings.


In an oppressing environment, a child plays with a knife.

One pair coat

Jolanda and Hendrik are a couple. They have very close relationship. Hendrik is her favorite coat to put on. We see a day in their life.


Sergio, an old and solitary fisherman, takes out the heavy artillery to avenge a pelican.

Desire of rails: freedom

"Desire of Rails" is a film to demonstrate a concept of the conceptual art idea and the look of the art pieces in real world. In this movie, I set the pieces of art in the gallery space I designed. The handrails are awakened and have the desire to pass the limitation which is given to them to just existence for practical purpose. Through the AR devices, viewers can experience their childish dreams. First Dream - Roller Coaster Second Dream - Playing inside of a blanket in bedtime Third Dream - Revenge to the steps by jailing them Fourth Dream - Playing underwater Junho Kim added a feeling of dreamy liveliness to this film with his amazing sound work. Produced at Giantstep

The way home

Ana crash lands on a dangerous planet and meets a curious creature while waiting for rescue. When it ruins her one-way ticket back, Ana must learn to trust her newfound friend to find the way home.

Like and follow

When a young boy starts spending too much time in the real world, it's up to his smartphone to help get his attention back where it belongs.


The story takes place in a megastructure where Gaily, a young cyborg steals a mysterious and powerful artefact, kept by a giant Mecha.


In Lisbon, a german married couple is about to get aboard the legendary n°28 tramway, but how should you ract when the brakes let go and embark you on a vertiginous race... with a baby on board.

The lifeguard

An old man returns to his beach where he spent his childhood, the wind rises, a storm approaches, and submerge him little by little into his memories.

Mice, a small story

In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them. Not so far from them, an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get hold of this strange object...


Oscar is a child who sprouts in his parents garden. Nobody knows his biological sex but he claims the masculine gender. One day Oscar lives an extraordinary but painful adventure in an authoritarian and oppressive world. Will he manage to have the identity recognition he desires so much?


There was a boy who took care of a fig tree which did not bear any fruit for a long time. One day, he went to another world through his dream and got the fruit he wanted so much but he feel he could not get enough. There was a boy who took care of a fig tree which did not bear any fruit for a long time. One day, he went to another world through his dream and got the fruit he wanted so much but could not get. Before long, however, the boy got tired of the world where everything he wanted was possible. In the end, he came back to the real world and kept on taking care of the fig tree.

阿公 a gong

A journey of a 7-years-old boy's acceptance of his grandpa's death in a traditional Taiwanese funeral.


Two young brothers break their relationship out of pride.

Wild eyes

With a classic look and experimental perspectives, "Wild Eyes" takes us into the dark world of the blind girl Kitana. Through her eyes, we can see again and understand how big the sacrifice was. A 2d animated short about friendship and guilt.