My inventor friend Les Cookson, just reached out and shared his new project with me: The Animation Dome. As usual, Les has created something that we’ll want to play with—and as with all his projects, it's inspired by a technology designed over 150 years ago: the Zoetrope. His tool takes the traditional 2D animation illusion into the third dimension.
The dome is a great art creation tool and is obviously the logical gateway to creating warm-hearted Burning Man favorites such as Peter Hudson’s Charon.
And his art imitates life classic, Tantalus.
If you like the Animation Dome, check out Les’s other creative products at Ancient Magic Art Tools.
He is the man with the animation plan!
The Animation Dome [Kickstarter]
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