Tim Wheatley's Cyclotrope Plays Out a Scene as it Spins

By: Chalaine Mantha - Published: Mar 16, 2011 • References: vimeo and vimeo
The cyclotrope video was created by the talented British animator Tim Wheatley and I'm sure it's a piece that will get people talking! Tim Wheatley describes the cyclotrope as “a cycle of 18 images that is spun at a certain speed so that the frame rate of the camera filming it gives the illusion of animation.” When you watch the video, I can guarantee you'll find it hard to believe that the animations were not made on a computer!

Tim Wheatley created the cyclotrope and the video as part of his digital animation degree. He explains that he was given a piece of music called Kule Kule to use within the video. The music gives the video an awesome effect and has a catchy and oriental beat.