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3D Printing Helps Making Your Favourite Stop Motion Shows

One of my favourite shows is partly produced with the help of 3D printing and that is great – really great!

We already saw 3D printing helping with some of the biggest blockbusters like Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy in the last years and some oIMG_9966f the best looking stop motion movies. Filmstudio Laika even gota Scientific And Engineering Award for their work with 3D printing.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the studio behind Robot Chicken and other stop motion spots. And the team of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios are use a 3D printer to make their short clips.

Tommy Keiser is the head of the Digital Design and 3D Printing Department and in an blog post he revealed some of the secrets of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

The Stoodio startet with a ProJet 1200 machine from 3D Systems and very fast saw the potential in 3D printing small objects like the hands of the puppets or costume elements of the little figurines. And they did what everybody would do – buy a bigger 3D printer. Tommy opted for the EnvisionTec Perfactory 4XL with a larger build volume.

As our reader you probbaly know how an SLA 3D printer works but here you have the description from Tommy:

Our printers are SLA printers which can capture very fine details. They print objects out of a photosensitive material, a liquid goo, which is cured by a projector from below, layer by layer, as a build tray moves incrementally out of the liquid goo. It’s like something out of Terminator.

Couldn´t have said it better.

IMG_9931-850x567These short fictional adverts for Rick and Morty Action Figures were mostly made with 3D printing:

Very sad that these action figures aren’t real though.

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