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 3D printer brings animated movie stars to life

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Date posted: 08/03/2009

A 3D printer - a machine that "prints" small objects rather than pages - has been used for the first time, in the new animated movie Coraline, to give the characters in an animated movie a far greater range of facial expressions than has been possible before.

Rather than painstakingly hand sculpting every facial expression, animators can instead 3D print many slightly different heads, says Martin Meunier, the "creature supervisor" at Laika Entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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