Sino-American Chess

This was a student research project I led at Rutgers. Under the guidance of my professor and with a great team of fellow animators, we won the Deans Undergraduate Research Award for 2013. Read the Rutgers news article here

Below are two static examples of the models used. One was for the American President, Harry S Truman, and the second was for China’s Nationalist Leader, Chiang Kai Shek (Jiang Jieshi). The two characters represented Sino-American relations immediately after WW2.