Paranorman is a new 3D, stop-motion animated film by Oregon-based LAIKA. The studio used 3D printing to help the 62 characters display a wide range of emotions – creating over 31,000 potential faces to help the film appear even more realistic.

This serves as a great example of how 3D printing will be scaled through the entertainment industry and used by future animators – becoming a vital part of the production process.

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