The Zoetrope is currently open to the public and housed in MoDiP on AUB campus.

The project is a collaboration between MoDiP and BA (Hons) Animation Production students and part of a wider three-week student exhibition of work at MoDiP.

The sculptures within the Zoetrope were created within the computer using the 3D Computer Animation Software Maya and printed using the AUB workshop SLS 3D printer, the cost of which was supported by a student bursary awarded by MoDiP.

Ian House, senior lecturer and specialist in 3D on BA (Hons) Animation Production, explained “part of my interest in this project is the difference between animation that happens inside the computer, behind the screen, and bringing that into a tactile environment. How much magic exists here – watching these characters come to life in the real world, in my mind is so much greater than watching a screen with the same thing playing. It’s the idiosyncrasies and it’s the mistakes that we get in the real world that anchor the performances and make it more real”.