Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Pixar Zoetrope


Looking through my files I stumbled upon this movie of the 3D Zoetrope from Pixar's exhibition at the NYC MoMA earlier this year, and I realized that it probably hasn't been posted anywhere. So here it is! It's a 4.2 MB mp4 movie, and of course it doesn't approximate in the least how cool this contraption looks in person. This is real 3D animation. There's plenty more information on the Zoetrope and the rest of the exhibit (which I believe is in London now) at the Luxo Blog.


You can see more of my personal photos from the exhibit here.

25 comments:

  1. Ahhh awesome. Thanks for posting this Victor. I have seen some videos of this on YouTube but the quality was very average. That is so very cool looking. I wish it was coming to Brisbane. Or I wish I could fly to Japan to see it on its visit there.

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  2. OMG!!!!! What ..how... who... i want this toooooyyyyyy!!!! *CALLING SANTA*

    Thanks Victor!!! :D

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  3. hey...
    thats WICKED!
    thanks for putting it up!
    :-)

    Kushal

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  4. ccccccccrrrrraaaaaaazzzzyyyyyyy! Damn, that looks so ccool!!!

    Thank you Victor very much!!!!

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  5. Hey - yeah i saw this at the Science museum, at first i walked itno the room where the was a big glass cabinet and this inside it, and at this point it was moving, and i thought - that's pretty cool, and carried on walking on. After i'd walken around the exhibition a bit, there was a massive buzz in the room about how amazing the spinny thing with strobe was, i had no idea what there were talking about, and just before i left the exhibition, i just went back to have another look glass cabinet - and boy was i in for a suprise! It was really really incredible. Thanks a lot for posting it Victor!

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  6. Whoa, Yeah, Wahooo! Thats freakin awesome, I have seen the stills but to see it in motion is crazy. Now if the exhibit could only make it to SF Moma. Thanks for blogging!

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  7. Very nice. The parachuting army men are just great.

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  8. hi Victor , can i know what kind of camera that you use?

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  9. Awesome, thanks for posting that Victor. Amazing stuff, so, so cool!!!

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  10. Wow that's crazy. I've been looking at it for 15 mins now! Can only imagine what the "real" thing must be like!
    Thanks for sharing:)

    Hans

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  11. yey I saw the Ghibli version of it in the Studio Ghibli museum in mitaka (tokyo). It was so amazing I was sitting in front of it about a half an hour starring at it. Fantastic!

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  12. No NZ showing of the 20 years exhibition... *sad* We just aren't a big enough market to make it worth the while I gather.

    Loved the photos! Especially #6027 and Super Power Roller Man made me giggle!

    Thanks Victor...
    Oh... I can see a bit of Syndrome in your face around the eyes and eyebrows... (it's the non evil bots I hope! LOL!)

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  13. Thanks for sharing the photos. You're too kind. This really made my Friday. Thanks.

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  14. Rini: I usually use a Canon PowerShot G3, and I do lots of adjustment in Photoshop. The closeup of the zoetrope was not taken by me.

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  15. I saw this at the exhibition in Japan. Man, it's soooo cool. I believe they got the idea from the zoetrope at the Ghibli Museum, which i saw only a few days previous. Good stuff!

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  16. Yeah seeing in person was amazing. Such a wonderful part of that show.

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  17. Super awesome.

    www.ratatuee.com

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  18. I saw this today... awesome. Its in Melbourne until October.

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  19. I just saw it in Melbourne too - so impressive!

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  20. I think these comments could be old... but the Zoetrope is in Melbourne at the moment... A lot closer that 'Japan'. Not far from Brisban... It's the only place it'll be at in Australia... Will be on exhibition up until October.

    I went and sore it in person... I was impressed! The Artscape is pretty cool, too... go check it out!

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  21. I've just seen the exhibit here in Melbourne. They seem to have added another layer to the zoetrope since your photo. Now there is a Jessie, twirling a lasso, between Buzz and the toy soldiers at the centre.

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  22. great post thanks! i saw it at the science museum a couple of years ago and loved it. iv been trying to explain it to people but finding it hard to tell them how good it was! btw iv only just found this website and i love it! so youll be seeing more of me on here from now on :D good work.

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  23. although the pixar piece is fascinating, it should be noted that since 2002 burning man artist peter hudson has made four 3d life-sized, interactive stroboscopic zoetropes, four years prior to pixars first entry
    www.hudzo.com

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  24. For those of you that live in California, this is a permanent exhibit inside Disney's California Adventures next door to Disneyland.

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