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CabFabLab, where I volunteer, is currently closed for the holidays. I'd like to show you something that one of our visitors made on the laser cutter though.

It's stop motion animation, meaning that every frame is set up, shot as a still and then they move it slightly and take another shot. You can see why this needed various trips to the laser cutter (which was behind my desk, so I got a good view). Nifty, huh?

Date: 2010-12-09 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maglok.livejournal.com
That is kinda nifty.

Date: 2010-12-09 10:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] muizenstaartje.livejournal.com
That looks very awesome. Did they use the pages from the diaries or did they have special paper?
Stop motion animations always amaze me.

Date: 2010-12-09 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steelweaver.livejournal.com
They did 'cheat' and use similar paper in loose sheets. It meant they could run more than one page at a time, which as you can imagine was a big plus. It would probably be possible to cut pages in a book, but focus depth and ventilation might be an issue. It would be a shame to set the whole thing on fire because hot gas from cutting got trapped near the flammable paper of the other pages.

Date: 2010-12-09 10:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steelweaver.livejournal.com
Also, they printed any coloured bits and registration marks first and then lasered the cut bits.

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