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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Jun 01, 2018.

The Posable Figures On This Spinning Zoetrope Make Anyone an Animator

The Posable Figures On This Spinning Zoetrope Make Anyone an Animator
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It takes a tremendous amount of patience to create an entire film using stop-motion animation techniques, but this simple spinning zoetrope toy makes the process a whole lot easier. You'll only end up with about a second of animation after posing all ten of the bendable figures, but the results are still really...

Casey Chan Casey Chan Aug 26, 2017. 5 comments

This Spinning Illusion Is Obviously Some Sort of Light Magic

This Spinning Illusion Is Obviously Some Sort of Light Magic

I don’t know how these tiny dancers got trapped inside this spinning zoetrope but it’s the only explanation I can come up with for this insane light animation. Their movements are so smooth, and the shining light captures the grace of their dance so well that I’m sure some sort of magic has to be at play here.

But it’s the work of artist Akinori Goto. He created a linear 2D animation and puts...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 18, 2017. 13 comments

Guy Gets a String of Tattoos Around His Body That Come to Life When He Spins Around

Guy Gets a String of Tattoos Around His Body That Come to Life When He Spins Around

If you’re going to endure all the pain of getting a tattoo, you probably want to ensure that whatever’s being permanently etched on your body is unique and original. So instead of a heart with a dagger through it, why not get a series of animated figures that turn you into a living zoetrope?

First, a quick refresher: If you’ve ever visited a science center, you’ve probably experienced a...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 18, 2017. 11 comments

The Best Fidget Spinner Has an Animated Cat Inside

The Best Fidget Spinner Has an Animated Cat Inside

Thanks to Jonathan Odom, a clever designer and builder who’s created everything from animatronics for films to museum exhibits, the fidget spinner has just taken a giant leap forward. Odom created One Spinner To Rule Them All: one with an animated cat video that comes to life when you flick it.

You're Not on Mushrooms, This Animated Fidget Spinner Brings Super Mario to Life

Despite the...

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