This is What an Animation Looks Like if You 3D Print Each Frame.

3D animation is pretty normal, but taking every frame from your animation and making it tangible with a 3D printer is pretty different. That’s what the crew at Job, Joris & Marieke did with their latest animation “FREEZE!” Using all 100 frames from their looping CGI creation they’ve recreated an entire digital event in one frozen sculpture:

“The result is a weird string of characters in different poses. This explains the principles of animation beautifully, without a single bit actually moving. It is a static installation: a frozen movement. If you look closely, you can figure out what happened on that table.”

We’ve seen animations created with 3D printed objects before (like that stair-climbing polar bear animated with 50 sculptures), but this is the first time we’ve seen an animation turned into a sculpture.

The trio created the installation for the animation exhibition MOVE ON…! in the Netherlands, and will be on display until May 10th. See more pictures of the installation, or more excellent animations at Job, Joris & Marieke.

Freeze 2

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Freeze 9

Freeze 10

The full-loop on Vimeo:

(via The Creators Project)

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