From Maker Faire – Ponytrope: 3D Printed Zoetrope Galloping Animation! #3DxAnimation #3DThursday #3DPrinting
I have seen a few zoetropes in my day (and even helped the artist Takeshi Murata create a 3D printed one !), but as evening fell over Maker Faire on Saturday night, I was astounded to watch Kelly Egan’s sleek, minimalist galloping zoetrope at the 3DPPVD table! Very well done — I can’t wait for him to share how he created it. (And Anna Kaziunas France grabbed some nice Vines of it as well, shared below, for close shots.)
The zoetrope is a project I showed at Makerfaire NYC 2014. It consists of an animation of a 3D printed horses galloping endlessly. The horse is a reference to Edweard Muybridge’s early experiments with high speed photography. The techniques ability to draw people’s attention in a world of moving images is one of the reason I was compelled me to make it. I plan on posting some details of the process shortly….
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