Today's short, Transforming, directed by Mizuki Kawano and produced by Yuna Takayama for Taiyo Kikaku Co., Ltd., is all about nail art. . . and what happens when it comes to life.
According to notes accompanying the video, once animation data were created from a series of designs, the data were printed as 3D artificial nails (521 in all), using a full-color 3D printer; the nails were repeatedly attached, filmed frame-by-frame, and then replaced, until the animation was completed. No computer graphics were used. Watch "Making of 'Transforming'".
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