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CFI Portland Meetup Group Message Board Announcements › New Meetup: Science Pub: The Changing Face of Animation

New Meetup: Science Pub: The Changing Face of Animation

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Announcing a new Meetup for CFI Portland Meetup Group!

What: Science Pub: The Changing Face of Animation

When: October 5, 2009 6:00 PM

Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214


The Changing face of Animation

Coraline is the first stop-motion animated feature to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3D. LAIKA, the animation studio behind the film, became the first company to use 3D printing technology to create thousands of replacement faces, props, and in-camera visual effects. Three cutting-edge 3D printing systems from Objet Geometries were used in the development and production of this critically acclaimed film. Since the completion of Coraline, the creative team at LAIKA has continued to push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and is exploring new ways to integrate this new technology into the animation industry. From early character designs to highly detailed computer sculpts and artistically engineered puppets, 3D printers are breaking out into artistically dominated fields.

At this Science Pub, you’ll get a chance to learn more about the intricacies of Coraline, including the opportunity to find out about the details of 3D printers and how they are being used in the creation of cutting-edge animation. Some puppets from the movie will also make an appearance.

Brian McLean is Facial Structure Supervisor at LAIKA. He is a traditionally trained sculptor in clay, plaster, and wood and has worked as a commercial sculptor creating themed environments and large-scale character sculpts for Warner Brothers and Disney. He was a model shop supervisor at California College of the Arts and taught model making techniques and introduced 3D printing technology to students and was instrumental in the development of using 3D printer technology in the facial animation on Coraline.

THE EVENT IS FROM-- 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Come early for food and drinks!

$2.00 is their suggested cover charge. We hope to see you there!

Questions? E-mail or call 503.797.4517.
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