R James Healy’s M16.2 3D Zoetrope


“59 rapid prototyped models are housed in a 24 inch motorised drum. Illumination is provided by LEDs allowing the animation to be viewed in all lighting conditions.

Unlike a traditional zoetrope, the inside and outside spin in different directions resulting in the animation appearing bigger (the viewer does not need to look through the piece) Using models instead of drawings creates a far more immersive experience. Viewers can move around the piece choosing their own viewpoint like a traditional sculptural object. Another advantage of models over drawings is parallax; objects further away appear to move slower than those close by.
The stand and ‘drum’ are hand crafted from solid walnut and veneer. The majority of the other components were digitally manufactured. The zoetrope stands approx 53 inches high with a 22-inch square footprint.”

This sounds like a great piece; I’d love to see it in person. For more information see the What it is page or R James Healy’s site here.

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R James Healy’s M16.2 3D Zoetrope

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