Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Movie Uses 3D Printer

Watch the adventures of Dot.
Animators used a 3D printer to make 50 different versions of Dot, because she is too small to manipulate or bend like they would other stop-motion animation characters. The figurine’s tiny features stretched the limit of the printer — any smaller and it would be hard to make distinct limbs. Each one was hand-painted by artists looking through a microscope. [ Source: Popular Science ]