This gorgeous piece of animation was created for CCTV by an animation production company in Germany called Weareflink. CCTV wanted to create an animation that shows Chinese tradition in a modern format. They wanted to combine Chinese calligraphy, landmarks, Tai Chi, myths and legends into an ink style.
The most impressive part of this animation is obviously the ink effect. Creating controllable fluid animation is extremely challenging. Making it beautiful as well is the icy on top. The team at Weareflink used several 3D animation software but they mainly used Krakatoa and Fumefx to create the realistic ink animation.
The main animation package used was 3D Studio Max. This was used to combine all the modelling and animation work from the other animation packages.