In which I share cool stuff I find, talk about cool stuff I learned, and post cool stuff I made. That last part is debatable.
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3D zoetropes, or the cinetrope, are awesome.
If you’re not sure what a zoetrope is, here’s some info:
“The zoetrope consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. On the inner surface of the cylinder is a band with images from a set of sequenced pictures. As the cylinder spins, the user looks through the slits at the pictures across. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together, and the user sees a rapid succession of images, producing the illusion of motion.”
Basically it’s a form of animation before film. The cinetrope uses a strobe light or a camera that takes a very quick succession of pictures instead of solid video as a substitute for the slats in the barrel.
Let’s take a look at how awesome the Corpse Bride puppets are. Did you know they have tiny gears in their heads to make facial expressions? The animators twisted screwdrivers in their ears or the back of their heads to adjust parts of the face. That’s crazy! I got to see a demonstration of it in class last semester, it’s really cool.
This whole section of the “making of” is fascinating, you should check it out if you haven’t already.