Today I’m sharing a short animation I made of a 3d printer printing Blender. I modeled and textured the scene in Blender some weeks ago and decided to revisit the project for animation. Still image rendered in cycles and the animation is in cycles too (250samples). I made the animation fast and snappy (3d printers won’t print that fast).
This was fun making and I am glad with the final result. I didn’t get to animate the wires yet using hooks and I didn’t bother building the rest of the 3d printer that would not be in focus. I built a simple rig using empties with constraints for animating.
final render image
short animation compressed
wire frame render
viewport closeup of the 3d printer
viewport showing rig controls