More Bells and Whistles was a computer animation created by Wayne Lytle in 1990. Wayne Lytle now owns and operates a company called Animusic, creating music-driven animation similar to the techniques demonstrated in the More Bells & Whistles video. Compared to the newer videos, however, this video is primitive.
This piece was created using Wavefront version 2.7. Wayne created it while he was an employee at Cornell University Theory Center. This institution owns all rights to the piece.
Instruments in the order they're presented:
- This short piece was featured on the Canadian kids network YTV as part of its Short Circutz block.
- Many of the instruments featured in More Bells & Whistles return (in more or less similar forms) in Animusic and Animusic 2, the most prominent being the vibraphone fountain in Pipe Dream & Pipe Dream 2 and the wooden xylophone of Stick Figures & Pogo Sticks. Varied forms of the other miscellaneous percussion instruments such as the synth laser (Stick Figures and Future Retro), the whistles (Stick Figures, Future Retro, and Aqua Harp), and the church bells (Drum Machine) also return in the two volumes of Animusic, as well as the company's first production piece, Beyond the Walls (Concerto in 3D).