‘Bears on Stairs’ Was Created Using Individual 3D-Printed Sculptures

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 1, 2014
References: dblg & visualnews
‘Bears on Stairs’ is a stop-motion animation depicting bears climbing up sets of stairs. It is created from 3D-printed frames. With the availability of highly accurate 3D animation, it’s refreshing to see animation made the old-school way, with each frame individually made.

‘Bears on Stairs’ shows an animated bear walking up a never-ending flight of stairs, with each frame in the animation being individually 3D-printed.

To create the animation, the UK-based design agency DBLG designed and printed 50 3D sculptures, each of which featured a bear walking up a flight of stairs. Each sculpture was precisely placed on the set, photographed and used for the final two-second video, with the entire process taking 4 weeks to complete.