The following animation is a WIP Maya playblast and not a final render. It just demonstrates a custom made rig on a cartoon bird including some sort of feather system. The wings including the feathers fold inwards when moving the arm towards the body.
The bird is a main character in the upcoming animation "Victorian furry tales" (Working title) He is called Sparkles and is a happy magpie :)
This is still WIP. It is a rough Maya model for the stage design created by Sun He , which can be viewed here The house consists of various components that can be taken apart and assembled together in different variations. This allows us to create a city in shorter time. At the moment the house is still straight, but will be further modified with lattice deformers to match the cartoonish set design