STRATASYS SPONSOR HOMAGE TO LAIKA STUDIOS AND 3D PRINTING IN ANIMATION

3dprintingindustry.com | 10/13/2017 | Rushabh Haria
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3D printing is currently one of animation’s unsung heroes. Stratasys is now shining a spotlight on the technology by sponsoring an exhibition highlighting the role of the technology in LAIKA studios’ stop-motion animation films.

The exhibition, at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, is a retrospective of LAIKA studios use of 3D printing in their animation films. These films include Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and “Kubo and the Two Strings”.

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The production company’s director of Rapid Prototyping, Brian McLean, won a Scientific and Engineering Oscar in 2016 for pioneering Rapid Prototyping in character animation.

A Stratasys J750, used in by LAIKA to create animation prototypes. Photo by Michael Petch.

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LAIKA studios uses Stratasys Connex3 and Stratasys J750 full-color, multi-material 3D printers to continuously create, modify, and re-model functional prototypes and characters.

Rich Garrity, President of Americas at Stratasys was proud of the variety of industries in which the Stratasys’ machines were used, stating that “the studio capitalizes on 3D printing for unprecedented design freedom, streamlined development processes, and creation of the most unique, custom characters”.

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