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Printer Ink Plays A Leading Role In New Movie

2012-01-24 16:39:12

Published on 2012-01-24 16:39:12

Sony Pictures has told of how they used the latest trend in printers and printer ink to help create their upcoming film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

Speaking to Fox News, the company's key animator, Ian Whitlock, told how animators at the company used 3D printers to create the mouths for a number of characters within the film.

The news provider was told how the technology, which is the toast of the printing world currently, was used in order to make several different mouths for the 'Pirate Captain' as well as other characters.

Mr Whitlock said: "We built about 8,000 mouths. For the Pirate Captain model, we made 257 separate mouths. For someone like Charles Darwin, we probably had about 130 mouths."

Rich Brown, senior editor at, told Fox: "The layers build up in liquid form. The material solidifies as it prints out each layer, and the end result is a 3D object in real life

The Pirates! Band of Misfits is set to be released in US cinemas on March 30th.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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