Chase Me: The entirely 3D printed animated short.

Filmmaker Gilles-Alexandre Deschaud spent two years 3D printing 2,500 parts to create each frame of his upcoming Animated film, Chase Me. 

Chase Me combines the magic of film with the wonder of 3D printing. This short film follows a ukelele-playing girl who is chased through a dark forest by the monster that emerges from her own shadow.

From the characters to the set, all elements were printed using the Formlabs’ Form 1+ SLA 3D Printer. Each precise detail comes together to form a beautiful representation of a magical world.

Inherently 3D Printing begins in the computer using 3D models and animation done with CG (computer graphics).  Deschaud saw this as a potential that 3D printing could bring to animation, especially stop-motion. The advantage is freedom to edit on the computer, before committing to the time intensive process of  frame by frame animation.

While we are still in the early days of 3D printing, creative projects like the film 'Chase Me' are great examples of the exciting opportunities 3D printing offers as a creative tool.

Check out the trailer below: