Julien Maire uses 3D printer to create a film without any film

French artist Julien Maire used a 3D printer to create 85 figurines out of a liquid resin so that light could be projected through them. For «Relief», his exhibition created as part of his FabLab digital manufacturing residency at the iMAL Center for Digital Cultures and Technology in Brussels, Maire used 85 stereolithographic figurines on a mechanized projector system to mimic an old film reel from the early 20th century. The result is a “film without film,” an animation that uses the principles of light and speed to create the illusion of a motion picture. 

 Keep track of his progress here or watch another one of Maire’s films here.


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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer and concepter. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @carolingoelder

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