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4-Mation 3D Zoetropes: Fish Eating Fish and Jumping Frogs

Fish endlessly eat fish in this 3D zoetrope by 4-Mation, a UK-based modular kit from toymaker Kevin Holmes. The piece was printed on a Form 2 3D printer. The visual animation is achieved in person by using precisely timed strobes. (Learn more about this effect in Pixar’s Zoetrope and how animation works.) To capture the effect on video, the carousel rotation speed was set to complement the camera FPS.

Make Magazine talked with Holmes about the project and their December 2017 Kickstarter at Maker Faire Denver:

And here’s the other model shown in the vid above: Jumping Frogs.

Watch these incredible zoetropes next: Embroidered zoetrope animations, animated chocolate cake zoetropes, Experimental animation meets pottery, and creating The Never-Ending Bloom: John Edmark’s spiral geometries.

via The Awesomer.