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    Posted: 21-Jan-2012 at 14:16

Tech and the movies: 3D printing brings new angle to animation

By Meaghan Murphy

Published January 21, 2012


Sony Pictures' upcoming "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" still uses molding clay and traditional stop-motion animation to bring its wide-eyed characters to life, but creator Aardman Animations happily embraced a strange new technology to make those figures speak: 3D printers.

A 3D printer is much like an ordinary one, but it works in a third dimension, depositing a substance that eventually builds up, layer by layer, into an object -- a ball, a model airplane, or an animated critter

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