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VIDEO: Using 3D printing to create stop motion animation with EnvisionTEC and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios

EnvisionTEC has released a video showing how 3D printing is used to create stop motion animation at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

“SuperMansion” is brought to life using an EnvisionTEC  Perfactory 4 DSP XL 3D printer.

3D Printing for Animation | Stoopid Buddy Stoodios from EnvisionTEC on Vimeo.

“We have 3D printed a large majority of the show,” said Kei Chong, the head of the Digital Design Department at Stoopid Buddy. “Pretty much most of what you see on a lot of the human characters is 3D printed — except for the fabric.”

The animation studio is also home to several other titles, including:

  • “Robot Chicken”, the longest-running stop-motion show on television,
  • “Buddy Thunderstruck,” a kids’ series on Netflix,
  • “The Grand Slams” web series for Denny’s, the family restaurant chain,

“Within the last three years, we’ve incorporated 3D printing into the fabrication pipeline,” Chong explained. “The EnvisionTEC printer has been great for us because we can make aesthetic changes much faster than had we hand sculpted them. That’s one less step that a fabricator would have to take on.”

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