Paul Yan and the Challenges of Animation

Paul Yan is the animation director for Toys for Bob the studio behind the Skylanders video games. Yan started his career in animation in college when he made his own animated short film Egghunt, which won multiple awards. He has worked on multiple games including Madagascar, Madagascar 2, and Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam.

Yan presented at EPXCON 2014 on his history as an animator and demonstrated the difficulties of designing a game with multiple playable characters. His presentations focused on the most recent release in the Skylanders series, Skylanders Giants.

Paul Yan sat down with Glitched Online’s Steven Bieber for an audio interview.

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