"Bears on Stairs," the Animated Short That Looks CG but Isn't

By Luke Y. Thompson in Cartoons
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Not unlike the scene in Beetlejuice where Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis stretch their faces into monstrous shapes, this animation of a bear is achieved by the substitution of multiple models. Unlike them, it's been 3-D printed every time from the CG original (a technique used by Laika in movies like ParaNorman).

The result arguably complicates a process that would be much easier with manipulated pixels, but delivers a slightly more tactile quality to the obejects. Stare as long as you can bear it



BEARS ON STAIRS from DBLG on Vimeo.

via CartoonBrew

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