September 24, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Saw this in the paper this morning…

Produced by Aardman Animation, Dot is 9mm high and was made for Nokia as a viral for their new Nokia 8 Smartphone.

The animators used a 3D printer to make 50 different versions of the figure as she was too tiny to manipulate or bend in the usual stop motion way.  Apparently it was not possible to make her any smaller as it would have been difficult to create visually separate limbs and a head.

Each of the models was then hand-painted and attached to an extremely thin wire and “precision engineering” then moved the backdrop behind the tiny Dot models.

It was all filmed through a CellScope (a microscope for mobile phones)attached to the N8 and its 12MP camera.

Very lovely and sweet….

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