Friday, 22 July 2016

Burnley zoetrope film

Here is a short film of the two three dimensional animated zoetropes for Burnley Borough Council as part of their new Weavers Triangle public square.

There are 25 different 3D printed models in each zoetrope, each one in a slightly different position. They are located on a disc and when the hand crank is rotated the disc of figures rotates. Under each figure is a magnet which activates a strobe light above the figure. The flickering on and off reveals each figure as it passes the viewer like flip book.  Due to persistence of vision this creates the appearance of the three dimensional figures coming to life.

Many thanks to Seb Boyesen and Burnley Borough Council.

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