Stop motion animation created with 3D printing (VIDEO)

Creative agency DBLG has created a stop-motion animation by 3D printing every single model for each frame. Watch the amazing result in the video. 

Stop motion is a pretty time consuming form of animation. It involves creating 3D models and positioning them for every single frame of animation, taking a still image, and then repositioning the models all over again. Typically poseable models are used, although we’ve seen all kinds, including Lego, laser-cut wood, Perler beads and light from an iPad.

This is the first we’ve seen that uses 3D printing, though. For Bear on Stairs, rather than building and posing models, creative agency DBLG printed out each frame of a bear’s movements as it climbs a staircase.

“DBLG’s in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun,” DBLG wrote on its website. “For The Stairs Project we wanted to explore the use of stop frame animation with 3D printing.” … (Read more)


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