Bear on Stairs

Blue Zoo
J.M. 8 M.S. 9 P.T. 9 V.M.H. 8 Creative 8.5 J.M. 7 M.S. 7 P.T. 9 V.M.H. 8 Design 7.8 J.M. 7 M.S. 8 P.T. 8 V.M.H. 8 Craft 7.8 J.M. 7.3 M.S. 8 P.T. 8.7 V.M.H. 8 Total 8
“Bears on Stairs” is an experimental project that combines 3D animation, 3D printing and stop motion animation to create one fluidly smooth video.
The Concept

Meant as an experiment to just keep with being creative and have some fun, the team wanted to explore the use of stop frame animation with 3D printing and created their personal pet project "Bear on Stairs".

The Production

There were roughly 40-50 separate sculpted pieces of the bear climbing the stairs. The photographing was done over a period of 4 weeks.

The project began with a computer-designed, polygonal bear using 3D modeling/animation software
Each element was printed out frame by frame, both bear and stairs.
There were roughly 40-50 separate 3D sculpted polygonal bears used.

The finished product amounts to a loop of only two seconds of screen time animation. What makes this project stand out from many other similar projects is just how smooth the final product looks, despite each frame consisting of a completely separate 3D printed piece.

Making of Video
Blue Zoo Character Animation
DBLG Design / 3D Animation
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